Thursday, 22 May 2014

Putting it all Together

Well, here we are again apologizing for a delay in posting, but boy are amazing things happening in our Library (you will find out about those things soon!).

The theme for this post is Integrity. Integrity is a character trait that really ties in everything that we have learned so far this year. Integrity mirrors honesty and respect, but has one element that the others don't.

Integrity means doing the right thing even when no one is looking.
Integrity means doing what is right even if no one is around to catch us doing something wrong.

It was really difficult trying to select books that demonstrated that one extra element of integrity, but we did it.
The following is the list of books with excerpts from that follow:

Hey, Little Ant by Phillip M. Hoose, Hannah Hoose:

What would you do if the ant you were about to step on looked up and started talking? Would you stop and listen? What if your friends saw you hesitate? That’s what happens in this funny, thought-provoking book. Originally a song by a father-daughter team, this conversation between two creatures, large and small, is bound to inspire important discussions. It might even answer that classic childhood question: To squish or not to squish?

Lilly's Big Day by Kevin Henkes:

Mr. Slinger has big news.
He's getting married.

Lilly has big plans.
She's going to be the flower girl.
(Lilly has always wanted to be a flower girl.
Even more than a surgeon or a diva or a hairdresser.)

But what's the biggest,
the best,
the most perfect thing of all?
You're invited to the wedding -- so start reading!

Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems:

Leonardo is truly a terrible monster-terrible at being a monster that is. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to frighten anyone. Determined to succeed, Leonardo sets himself to training and research. Finally, he finds a nervous little boy, and scares the tuna salad out of him! But scaring people isn't quite as satisfying as he thought it would be. Leonardo realizes that he might be a terrible, awful monster-but he could be a really good friend.

Below is a resource that parents can use to continue the discussion on integrity at home.

Keep Reading!