From the Book Jacket: Feelings. There are a lot of them in this book! You might feel confident or shy, bored, curious, worried - even silly! Or maybe you feel sad or lonely one day, and happy the next! There are many ways to answer the question, How do you feel?
Why It's On My Bookshelf: I got this book a couple of weeks ago and have been doing some thinking on how I want to turn it into a lesson plan. So last week I was teaching in a 3rd grade class when I saw (see picture below)......
This fabulous monkey! It completely reminded me of How Do You Feel? because of the monkey theme in it. Hmmmm.....now how can I use this cute guy in my lesson with the book? Here is my genius idea for the lesson:
Don't MONKEY around with other people's feelings
In fact, wouldn't that be a great idea for a book!? Okay, well until I get around to taking on that kind of project I'm going to develop a fabulous lesson plan for now. I'm going to read the story as an introduction to feelings then bring in my handsome monkey dude to talk about how important it is to not MONKEY around with somebody's emotions. I feel like it will really spark some discussion and get kids thinking. Really excited to do more feelings work with kids using this awesome book.
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