Inspiring a Love of Learning
by Traci Swain
Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6–10) is a great time to read Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco. Watch this Scholastic Book Clubs–exclusive teacher review to learn how a first grade teacher uses the poignant story in her classroom to teach comprehension and socio-emotional learning.
Like Mr. Falker, first grade teacher Natasha Ciron from AmPark Neighborhood School in the Bronx is passionate about elevating students, helping them overcome challenges in the classroom, and inspiring them to do more than they ever thought possible.
In her review, Natasha presents ideas on using Thank You, Mr. Falker to inspire students and grow essential learning skills. And like Mr. Falker, she offers this inspiring thought about all children: “Through hard work, they can achieve anything!”
Natasha’s first grade teacher had a big impact on her confidence and love of learning. Teachers, did you have an educator in your life who was your Mr. Falker? We’d love to hear about them! Share with us on social media using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.
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