Monday, September 23, 2013

Positive Thinking Day

Friday the 13th might not be known for the best of reasons, but my class knows September, Friday the 13th for being Positive Thinking Day.  We celebrated with a little video and some great reads.  Even though we loved the video enough to watch it about five times, it really only took once or twice for them to figure out what positive thinking was.  Take a look. 


My instructional coach tracked down I Like Myself! from one of our K teachers who then let me borrow it.  The character in the book sounds practically identical to my little friend in the video.  They could be twins.  On the other hand, there's The Pout-Pout Fish, who oddly enough can sound like a few first graders I know.  


Okay, to be honest, even I sound like a pout-pout fish from time to time.  Regardless of age, we all need some reminders to spread the cheery cheeries instead of dreary drearies.  I think my first graders now have a better idea of what positive thinking and cheery cheeries can do not only for them but for others.  If it takes talking to ourselves in the bathroom mirror to make that happen, so be it.  :) 


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15 comments:

  1. So cute! I love the Pout Pout Fish! We all need to love ourselves!
    Sandi at Literacy Minute

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    1. My kids really love the Pout Pout Fish too. Great story.

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  2. So sweet! I have the I Like Myself book- love it!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Lori, I'm glad my instructional coach found that book for me. It goes so well with the video.

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  3. I love Jessica's affirmations! These books complement that perfectly. I use the 2nd Pout Pout Fish book with kids who have fears ... priceless.

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    1. Barbara, I didn't know there was a 2nd Pout Pout Fish. I bet it's a good one.

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  4. "spread the cheery cheeries instead of dreary drearies" - I like that! :)

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    1. Susanna, it comes from the Pout Pout Fish. :)

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  5. Love that video! That is a kid with healthy self-esteem!

    Tara
    The Math Maniac

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    1. Tara, very healthy! What a gift, huh?

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  6. Jessica's video always makes me smile. I now need to find Pout Pout Fish. It looks likes a book my little ones will enjoy.
    Lyn
    Mrs. Goff's Pre-K Tales

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    1. Lyn, you definitely need a copy of The Pout Pout Fish. :)

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    1. Barb, there are always more books on my list too. :)

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