Thursday, August 30, 2012


It’s back to school time!  Along with returning to school comes learning to cooperate in a classroom setting.  A fun book that helps children reflect on their behavior is Mine-O-Saur, by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen.  Children are usually interested in dinosaurs and the author uses this interest to create a character who alienates his friends because he can’t share.  The  illustrations by David Clark add to the playfulness of this book while also helping children picture how it looks when they don’t share.  This short story can have a long lasting impact on helping children learn how important it is to share.  We enjoy learning from this book!

*Why do you think the character’s name is Mine-O-Saur?
*How do the other children feel about Mine-O-Saur?
*What does Mine-O-Saur learn about sharing?
*What are some ways you can share with others?

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