"I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library." ~ Jorge Luis Borges

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Plant a Kiss...and plant this and this...

I read Plant a Kiss with my 2nd graders.

This book is written by the wonderful Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by the equally wonderful Peter H. Reynolds.

Here's a Book Trailer that you can use with your students. I read the book; we discussed what they thought the book was about; and, then I showed the book trailer.  

This is slightly backwards, but here's why: the synopsis of the book at the end of the trailer helped start the discussion about what other things a person might plant. 

I think "hugs" was the first suggestion in every class.  Other popular ideas were: friendship, peace, love, joy and fun.  Some interesting ideas came up, such as: dreams, creativity and hope.  Cool things to plant indeed.

After brainstorming ideas as a group, they set off to plant something...

My library is a garden of hope!

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