|Lakeview Elementary Book of the Month||
ABOUT THE BOOK
Award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Spires has created a charming picture book about an unnamed girl and her very best friend, who happens to be a dog.
The girl has a wonderful idea.
She is going to make the most MAGNIFICENT thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. All she has to do is make it, and she makes things all the time. Easy-peasy! But making her magnificent thing is anything but easy, and the girl tries and fails, repeatedly. Eventually, the girl gets really, really mad. She is so mad, in fact, that she quits. But after her dog convinces her to take a walk, she comes back to her project with renewed enthusiasm and manages to get it just right. [from Amazon]
We hope that by pairing our literacy curriculum with the Core Essential Values program that we can gently reinforce healthy concepts while promoting a love of reading.
We invite you to read along with us!
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A common language.
That's the secret sauce to our curriculum.
A common language of a value and it's simple definition. A value is an inward attitude that produces an outward behavior.
Core Essentials combines the forces of a value and its definition and pairs it with a framework of easily-to-implement tools. Using values that schools and parents can all agree on, we rotate 30 value words and definitions over a three year time span. Curriculum components are written each year so that the material for the rotating values are always new and relevant!
April Core Value: FRIENDSHIP
Spending time with someone you trust and enjoy.
For more information about the Core Essential Values program, please visit Lakeview Counselor, Mrs. Lowe: