Tuesday, April 14, 2015
For a creative lesson about being yourself and living your dreams, I love the book, The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater. I've had this little book since the days when I taught first grade, which was more than 17 years ago. I wasn't sure if it was still in print, but I found it here on Amazon, if you are interested.
Mr. Plumbean lives in a nice neat neighborhood until a bird drops orange paint on his house. Instead of repainting his house to look like his neighbor's house, he creates the house of his dream. As Mr. Plumbean says,
This book provides a great opportunity to discuss theme, and what the author wants us to learn.
We designed the houses of our dreams. Here are a few.
We had a lot of fun with this.