Theme: SEL, Creativity, Growth Mindset and Perseverance
The OK Book – by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
This book is about being OK at different things and that being OK can make you great. From a Growth Mindset perspective, students can take an inventory of what they are ok at and what they can become great at. it is a cute story about not having to be perfect at everything.
Read Aloud: https://vimeo.com/315343135
The Dot – by Peter Reynolds
A great story about a student who is hesitant to draw but finds confidence and creativity and uses growth mindset to go for it. There was a cool lesson plan with this book I posted a few years ago here
Ish – by Peter Reynolds
Ramon is passionate about drawing but stops after his older brother teases him about not knowing what he’s drawing. His little sister helps him realize each drawing is an “ish” of something – there is nothing perfect and everything is a work in progress. This book promotes growth mindset and goes nicely with “The Dot” in freeing creativity.
Read Aloud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rrtysKBHu0
Beautiful Oops! – by Barney Saltzberg
This book has pop-ups and flaps to explore the idea of making mistakes “as an opportunity to make something beautiful” A fun and engaging book.
Read Aloud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wbj3Hux0jM
The Girl who never made mistakes – by Mark Pett & Gary Rubinstein
Beatrice never makes any mistakes – until she does! This is a book about being able to laugh and enjoy the inevitable mistakes we make in life. It reminds kids to make mistakes and try new things without worrying about being perfect.
Read Aloud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQG4vFGd6eU
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