Books can be a powerful way of communicating important truths with your students. Here is one book I LOVE that teaches a lifelong lesson.
Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller is a fantastic story that drives home the idea that we need to treat others the way we want to be treated: with kindness, respect, and understanding. Set the tone for the year and help encourage a positive classroom community with this fantastic book.
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To extend this story and continue the discussion with my students I have created this little booklet that your students can make to talk about and review the important character traits mentioned in the book:
It includes a poster for you to display in your classroom as well as the booklet pages to discuss 12 important character traits. There is also a page where your student can sign a commitment pledge to treat others the way they want to be treated.
Do you have any other book suggestions on this topic? I’d love to hear them! E-mail me!
Also – if you use this book and/or student booklet in your classroom, I’d love to see pictures! E-mail me and I’ll feature you on my blog! 🙂