Sunday, September 22, 2013


Yesterday I mentioned that we’re working on our character. We’re trying to Choose Kind and Be Brave. After reading Deborah Freedman’s beautiful book, The Story of Fish and Snail, I knew I wanted to do something with my students, but I was searching for what to do. Fortunately, Twitter came through again. Pernille Ripp created a beautiful video of her students sharing how they were going to “be brave.” I showed that video to my students and we talked about the kids and their choices. We learned how being brave is individualistic – it’s different for everyone. They thought of what they wanted to accomplish this year and created their own signs.

Here is our video (Feedly users, you might have to click through to the blog to see it.)