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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Welcome to Mommy School: A Bad Case of Stripes



Welcome back to Welcome to Mommy School!!!
Did you see I made a cute little banner??
I also made a cute little button if you want to share the
awesomeness that is Welcome to Mommy School with your friends :)




My wonderful friend Jenni said I should have a linky
party each month where you all share fun things
you've done with your kids.
I think that's a RAD idea, so stay tuned . . .

Last week we had some fun with Diary of a Worm.
This week I picked another favorite of mine - A Bad Case of Stripes.



This book is perfect for the beginning of a new school year,
because it reminds us to BE OURSELVES!!!
In this day of cyber bullying, peer pressure, and
relational aggression , kids have so much pressure
to be like everyone else or risk being teased.

A Bad Case of Stripes helps us see outwardly,
what can happen inwardly, when we aren't true to ourselves
and what believe in and stand for.
I think it's an awesome tool for kids, because it makes
feelings concrete and visible.

We made Be Yourself! posters
and they are easy peasy lemon squeezy!

I printed out THIS body shape that I found at First Palette.
It was made for a flip book, so I traced it onto cardstock,
so it would be sturdy and I'd lose the flip book lines.




Then the kids decorated their bodies with things they love
that make them unique and who they are.



I cut out the bodies and mounted them onto another
piece of cardstock that I had decorated with colorful stripes.


We even wore some stripes of our own :)



And had some striped Jell-O!



Other books to explore being yourself:
Chrysanthemum
Hooway for Wodney Wat
Tacky the Penguin
Dancing in the Wings
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
Spoon
Fish is Fish
The Mixed Up Chameleon
Amazing Grace




6 comments:

rebecca said...

I love all of these cute colorful pictures! Darling blog!

RebeccawithanR

Kadydid Designs said...

How fun!! One of my favorite books, and I love all the "extras" you put into it. We will definitely be copying you at our house!

Wonder Mom said...

"Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon" is one of my all time FAVORITE kiddo stories! I read it every year to my 5th and 6th grade campers as one of our "bedtime stories"...

(Oh, and may I just say, I think outfit coordination to the story just ROCKS!)

Tasha said...

So fun! I am excited you are doing this :)

Mary-Sweetwater Style said...

I love A Bad Case of Stripes too! I am a school library media specialist so have tooo many favorites! Take a look at this post I did listing books that make good baby shower gifts
http://sweetwaterstyle.blogspot.com/2011/08/picture-books-great-baby-shower-gift.html

Leave me a comment with some of your 10 ten books...would love to hear more!
Great POST!

Jamie said...

How fun. Love the jello. If you get a chance I would love you to link your stripe project up to More the Merrier Monday. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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