Thursday, February 17, 2011

Zero by Kathryn Otoshi

She has written another book entitled One that is very simlar to this one in how it promotes good social behavior. You may want to check that one out, especially if you are dealing with bullies. This book though tells the tale of how zero feels so empty and so useless and how zero can't find a way to count. It's basically a story of self-esteem and how sometimes you just have to see yourself in a different light or pattern and then you see how much you are worth and how much worth you can bring to others. I would definately use it in a self-esteem lesson, followed by an activity. I might have the kids trace each other and then draw themselves and the things they love or think they are good at on a paper. I like how she makes everyone count in this book!