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Monday, September 16, 2013

Book Review: The Peace Rose

 




















Written and Illustrated by Alicia Jewell
Interest Level: Ages 3 and Up

About This Book: A peace book for children ages 3 and up, introducing the skill of solving problems with the use of a peace rose. This book consists of three every-day problem-solving vignettes, modeled with clear, simple language, and contains sixteen beautiful full-color illustrations of the children involved. The Peace Rose encourages the independent and peaceful resolution of difficulties between children in a classroom, at home, or anyplace where children gather. At the end, a three page Teachers Guide helps the adult to model and encourage use of the peace rose.






Why It's On My Bookshelf: I wish I would have purchased this book a LONG LONG time ago. It's so simple and easy for children to understand. It's going to work great for teaching kids how to communicate their feelings using I-Statement language. Having kids use a rose to pass back and forth as they talk to each other is such a wonderful act of peace and friendship. And now that I have a Peace Table in my counseling room - I can help kids use this process to solve conflicts. I'm so happy about this book!

A Link to This Book:


Take a look at the Peace Table/Break Area I have been putting together this year......

 
 
 
 


 



 
Sources:
Believe You Can Sign: HERE
How Are You Feeling/Reflection/Take A Break Signs/Calming Cards: HERE
Lamp, Pillows, Blue Rug, Basket: IKEA
Sand Tray: Amazon
Only One You Puppet: Amazon
Feelings Books: I will blog about these soon!
 


8 comments:

  1. Oh how I wish I could sit at your Peace Table!! Thanks for the lead on this one ... I do believe I'll go to Barnes and Noble in search of it tonight.

    Barbara

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    1. I bought mine off Amazon through a 3rd party Montessori company. I usually don't spend $16 on a book if I can help it but this one just is so worth it! I cannot wait to get started on conflict resolution this year!!!!

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    2. Yeah, Barnes and Noble reps tell me it's out of print, so they can't get it. Off to Amazon I go. Thanks!!

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  2. FYI - the signs from Teaching in Progress are no longer free on TPT is $4.00 (still worth it!)

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    1. Agreed! I've bought a few things off TPT and this one was a must.

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  3. Ashlee Stalling17 September, 2013

    That is an awesome ide of the "Peace Table". I wish there could be those everywhere so kids could learn some peaceful alternatives to resolving problems. I took at look at your books lists as well, there are a few there I am going to look a little closer at! I am doing some early Christmas shopping. I want to recommend The Reindeer Keeper and The Snowman Maker by Barbara Ward, barbarabriggsward.com. Those are some great seasonal books, be some nice quiet reading time with the kiddos!

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  4. I'm really going to need this book. Thank you!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  5. I love your Peace Table! What a great idea to have a special space for kids to problem solve.
    And thanks for the Take Break shout out:)

    ~Nikki
    Teaching in Progress

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