Each Kindnessby Jacqueline Woodson
This book is a great read aloud. It teaches the lesson that each day you have a chance to be kind ...if you don't take the opportunity you might miss out.
Chloe and her friends won't play with the new girl, Maya. Maya is different--she wears hand-me-downs and plays with old-fashioned toys. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her friends, they reject her. Eventually, Maya plays alone. Then, she stops coming to school. Chloe's heart sinks, and your's will too, as she stares at Maya's empty desk.
Chloe wants to make it right but Maya has moved away and she missed her chance. Chloe's teacher shows the children that kindness ripples out like a stone in a pool of water and even small acts of kindness can change the world. It's important, don't lose your chance to show kindness ...it's a do right now!
This is a great story...your students will listen, look and feel the author's message.
The illustrations by E.B. Lewis are extraordinary. They stir a wave of emotion in the reader.
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