Sunday, May 21, 2017

Only One You

When choosing stories to read to my kiddos in this last time we have together-I'm trying to choose inspirational ones. I LOVE this book! Parents are giving advice to their little one about how to be himself. We watched snippets of different graduation speeches where people are giving their life advice and I asked the students to write their own advice-if I was a parent I would tell my child to..... Now for some this just turned into rules like do not steal but some of them really dug deep and came up with some good life advice!

Be happy!

(I believe she was thinking in the context of the fish-like characters in the story).

Be nice.

Don't go and be lazy and say gimme your money. (Maybe a future Republican here. :) .

When your old friends are mean, make better friends.

Be nice to your parents.

Respect teachers.

Be nice to people. Clean your room.

Make friends.

Don't let go of your dreams.

Help each other out.

Travel everywhere and see the world.

Be happy in your own family.

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  1. I love this book!! And what a great idea! I would love to end my year with this activity.

  2. Thank you Em! Let me know how it goes if you try it. :)

  3. Oh, this is super sweet. What great advice.