Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution

Dear BONS,

It’s January and I have been thinking about goals, a New Year’s resolution of sorts. I know Ruth has shared her goals with us. Any others? Me – I’m going to set a time limit for myself to write daily instead of just being arbitrary about it. So I find it fitting that the book Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution by Pat Miller happened to catch my eye. It’s super cute and Tammy, I think your first graders would like it. Tam, your gran kids would enjoy it too.

Squirrel wants to know what a resolution is, so he goes to the best place ever to research it – the LIBRARY. Of course, my favorite place! The definition he finds is as follows:

A resolution is a promise you make to yourself to be better or to help yourself.

As squirrel thinks of resolutions for herself, she helps others along the way. In the end, her friends remind her of how she helped them in their time of need.

Isn’t this a great book to share with a class and talk about community building and how each person in the class can help support the goals for the class? I also thought of you with the encouragement to keep writing. So hooray for writing!

Resolved to create,

MHG

Savorings for reading and in writing for Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution:

  • Bucket Filling -“I resolve to help someone every day!
  • Apostrophe usage – contractions vs. possessive
  • Narrative weaving of thoughts/feelings
  • Community Building
  • Library reference 🙂
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3 Responses to Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution

  1. Discovered this book last year and fell in love with it. Very appropriate for you launch! Great sharing idea fr the classroom.

  2. Tam says:

    I think this would be an excellent book for my one grandson who does not behave in the classroom all the time. He has been on a school/home plan since the first of the year. When I ask him about school, he sometimes says he had a bad day. He refuses to talk more about it. I wonder if he would tell me something more if I read this book to him. Thanks for a great idea.

  3. Looks like a neat book, Mary Helen. I’ll see if I can find it in the library. Best to you in your resolutions!

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