Practicing Classroom Kindness
by Traci Swain
In this Scholastic Book Clubs–exclusive teacher review, learn how Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners by Laurie Keller can help children develop a positive environment in the classroom and have a wonderful school year!
We know that students thrive when their classmates are positive and supportive—and manners play a big part in creating a harmonious and happy classroom.
At the Anderson School in New York City, kindergarten teacher Leni Cohen loves to help her young students take an active role in establishing expectations for how they should treat one another. Leni finds that Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners is a fantastic introduction to helping her students:
• Develop community guidelines and rules for the classroom
• Role-play how to use good manners in common classroom situations
• Build peer-to-peer friendships based on kindness
Watch this teacher review to see how Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners can benefit your students and fit into your curriculum!
How do you teach classroom expectations in your classroom? Do you find that it’s helpful to get your students involved in the process? Please share with us on social media using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.
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