Friends~I made the cutest Hurty Box for back to school! I have been working on a new author study to use with my class the first few weeks of school. I chose Helen Lester because her stories are wonderful for teaching character education and setting up a community of learners.
My very favorite Helen Lester book is titled, Hurty Feelings. Besides having the sweetest cover, the character Fragility is the best. Basically, Fragility gets her feelings hurt easily and the other hippos don't want to play with her. She meets Rudy, the Bully Elephant and ends up hurting his feelings and she gets a taste of how she has been behaving. Click the image below to hear the story!
You can totally make your own cards to go inside or you can check out my new unit on TPT. Just click the cover below!
It is filled with 31 pages of activities to use with the following 5 Helen Lester books:Listen Buddy
Something Might Happen
A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing
While you are there be sure to download the preview because it is a sample of 4 pages from my unit for the story Listen Buddy.
You can even make these adorable Buddies with your class. I had my students follow a set of verbal directions to tear construction paper to create their own version of buddy. It is a perfect listening activity for the beginning of the year and a lessons on differences. Each Buddy is unique!