Thursday, August 2, 2012


Our school-wide theme for this coming year is all about heroes.  What do you think of when you here that word? A fit, caped, daring individual?

 Or do you think of our military?

Sometimes our heroes come in the most unlikely of places.  What I want my students to "get" this year, is that they can be a hero without wearing a cape or being a dazzling and daring.

We have a story in our reader that demonstrates this idea perfectly.  If you haven't read it, you need to get it and share with your students.

Dex: The Heart of a Hero By Caralyn Buehner Illustrated by Mark Buehner  

Dex, The Heart of a Hero by Caralyn Buehner

It's a story about a very unlikely hero who chooses to work hard to become a better person, a hero.  In the end, he's forced to decide to help those who made fun of him along the way, or help them.  It's a fantastic read and the illustrations are beautiful and colorful.  Check it out!


Chrissy said...

Thanks for suggesting this book. It would be great for a writing lesson about heroes. It would be fun to talk to the kids about what they think a hero is and who their heroes are. There's an Air Force Base in our town so I wonder if the kids would think of our soldiers.
Glad you linked up with the party!
First Grade Found Me

EmBellish said...

Yay for new bloggers! It can be so overwhelming huh? So fun to read about everybody's favorite books.

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