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How to recycle old library books

Book Art: Creative ideas to transform your books into decorations, stationery, display scenes, and more.

Book Art by Clare Youngs

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Speaking from experience I recommend you take care where you leave this book. You do not want to encourage younger students to go home and cut up books without asking their parents first. Also, be very clear in your library about which books may be recycled into crafts !
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Luke's Way of Looking by Nadia Wheatley and Matt Ottley

“What a brilliant video. I couldn't have hoped for a better response to mine and Nadia's book - Luke's Way of Looking. Thanks so much” Matt Ottley (YouTube comment!)

This high quality multimodal text / video introduces the ideas behind Nadia Wheatley and Matt Ottley's delightful Luke's Way of Looking. It is designed for Years 1 and 2 but equally suited for ages 5 to 10 and up. I suggest setting this video to watch as flipped classroom homework, or use in class as a way into the book.
Potential enquiry questions include:

• Does everyone look the same?
• Do we all see things the same way?
• What do people think of you?
• How do you…
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Scythe by Neal Shusterman - Science Fiction Winner of The Sakura Medal

Scythe by Neal Shusterman - Science Fiction Winner of The Sakura Medal

The linked pdf file is large so it should print nice and clearly at A3 for a wall display, A4 for a notice board display, and A6 for for a shelf or book front display. Or really go to town and set your printer to Poster and print 2x2 A3 !
Thou shalt kill
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Teaching empathy with books

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Have You Filled a Bucket Today by Carol McCloud (Author), David Messing (Illustrator)

If you watch one video in my blog please make it this. A truly delightful book. I read it on day one with my K3 students and refer back to it when ever there is any behavioural issues that arise in my class.

I picked mine up in Amazon. Also available in Japanese.
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How to address student squeeling or tattling

Classroom behaviour management

Update: August 22nd 2015. I see that there is a book of the same title available from Amazon.

Book - Don't squeal unless it's a big deal

Amazon: In this highly entertaining story for young children, kids will learn when ""squealing"" on your fellow classmate is appropriate and when it is merely tattling! Set in a school classroom, the ""kids"" in the class constantly tattle on each other, creating an air of frustration and distrust. As the story unfolds, the teacher, rather than strictly policing the situation, addresses underlying feelings and encourages mutual problem solving. This story helps teach children when to ""squeal"" on important issues and when to work it out alone.
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I am a Teacher Librarian from the UK working in Japan. I create all the artwork and videos for the teaching materials within this website and Teachers Pay Teachers. New products and special offers will be announced here first. Everything I post is about products or services that I have tried in my own classes.