Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Jelly Donut Difference

The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World

How do you share kindness in your classroom? Do you read books? Participate in service learning projects? Whatever it may be: thank you.

Sharing kindness in the classroom is one of my favorite things to do. In fourth and fifth grade, we are constantly talking about being kind to one another, while sharing this in our community, too. When I heard about my favorite author's new book, I knew I needed to share this with my students.

Maria Dismondy's books share simple messages of kindness. Not only do these books share kindness, but they are written in a way that students can relate to. In The Jelly Donut Difference, siblings, Leah and Dexter, do not get along. However, they learn how to get along and share kindness and it all begins with a donut.

After reading this adorable picture book with my students, we brainstormed ways to spread kindness. Of course, my ever so creative students came up with the idea to decorate donuts and pass them out to friends or even strangers.

Check out our pictures and how we celebrated kindness while reading The Jelly Donut Difference by Maria Dismondy.

Head over to my Instagram page to win a copy of this book!