Theme: One Person Can Make a Difference

Sunday, April 5, 2015

I've been having a hard time blogging since being out of the classroom, so I asked a few TPT friends for advice about how to get my blog up and running again. They had so many wonderful ideas! Since reading is my passion, I've decided to start a series dedicated to a theme of the month. 

Here it goes...
My first theme of the month! April: One person can make a difference

I recently attended a PD and was introduced to the book, Olivia’s Birds: Saving the Gulf. I was in complete awe that it was written by an eleven year old girl. If you've never read or heard of this book, click the cover to visit her website. 

Olivia heard about the Gulf oil spill and wanted to help. As most of us do when something of that nature happens. The difference is, when most people say “I’m just one person, how can I possibly make a difference?” Olivia took action and proved us all wrong. One person can make a difference, no matter how small (Thanks, Horton). It’s very true.

As teachers, sometimes I think we forget that. I know I do. With all of the pressure and stress, there are days when I wonder if I've made even the smallest difference in any child’s life. This book reminded me that each and every one of us has.
Our students also need to hear that one person, themselves included, can indeed make a difference. What a better time of year than Earth Day! Olivia’s birds has a fantastic Earth Day tie in.
Activities and Resources for Olivia’s Birds:
Other books with the theme One person can make a difference:

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