In my opinion, books are the best accessory.
Thanks to Twitter Friends for creating a delicious meme- Treat Tuesday.
Special thanks to Niki Barnes at Daydream Reader
and Shannon Houghton at Ms. Houghton’s Class.
I’ll go with a book and a treat.
I dreamt… A book about hope by Gabriela Olmos – I thought this was a touching illustrated book with a balance of heartbreak and hope. Strong voice, packed with beautiful pictures, and there are so many poignant discussions that can begin from page one. I think this is a strong book for world awareness discussions along with interesting possible points on style of different illustrators with their pictures mixing together throughout the book. Perfect partner book with world awareness discussions and beautiful picture books with multiple illustrators like: For Every Child: The UN Convention on Rights of the Child in Words and Pictures text adapted by Carolyn Castle, forward by Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu. I’ve already shared a list of books and thoughts on teaching about child rights and responsibilities, really important topic, this is another book to add to the list!
Goodreads Summary: “In many parts of the world, children live with violence. Wars, gangs, guns, crime, bullying, harassment, and fear keep kids from living the full, free lives every child should enjoy. This book was created in Mexico, where for the past six years a vicious war has brought fear and insecurity to many children’s lives. Their dreams have become nightmares. Some of Mexico’s best illustrators have donated their art to create a book that gives children a way to talk about their fears, a reason to hope, and the inspiration to resist falling into grief.”
Banana treat– I never miss a day during the school week with this treat… keeps me going every morning.
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