YOU ARE SPECIAL! by Max Lucado

Wow!  What a great beginning of a school year!  I am amazed at what a great group of young men and women of honor we have in this fabulous bunch!  We have started the school year with a focus on how we want to be treated and, in return, how we should treat others.  We shared a wonderful book by Max Lucado entitled You Are Special.  In my class, we are using the book to review reading skills such as character traits, character feelings, relating to the characters, summarizing, story plot and setting.  We also compared and contrasted the text version to a dramatic version. This is just the beginning of our journey!

9 thoughts on “YOU ARE SPECIAL! by Max Lucado

  1. Wow! I am adding this book to my iTouch so my children can listen and look at it anytime they want. Thanks for sharing. And by the way, FIFTH GRADE TEACHERS ARE SPECIAL!

  2. My daughter Haleyann came home and told me about this lesson. We had the book when she was younger. And I just wanted to say thank you for working with the kids in such a positive and meaningful way!

    • 5th grade academic lessons are important, but the most important lesson we can teach our 5th graders is how to treat others respectfully and kindly. This book is a great example of how things we sometimes do or say to others can hurt feelings. We want the students to become more aware of their actions and words toward others, not just at school but everywhere they go.

  3. It’s so awesome to know that the qualities we’re trying to instill in our children at home are being reinforced at school! Thank you so much! Have
    a great day…and year!

  4. What a great way to start the year….I love that WO is interested in the same lessons that are thought at our home. I know my Molly had a wonderful first day of school…thank you Mrs. Smith for making this happen.

  5. This is one of my favorite books. Thank you for what you do for our kids. Looking forward to a great year with all of the 5th grade teachers.

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