We have been working on manners here at the house. I get very tired of watching the girls sit and throw their food around on their plates. While Mike and I were on vacation a few weeks ago I took a moment to pick up some more Berenstain Bears books. I love the Berenstain Bears books because between the Momma Bear and Pappa Bear and Mr. Rodgers, I think that the world can be a better place. I love how I can read through the Berenstain Bears book on manners and Zoey and Abby can see how Sister and Brother Bear act and how it is right or wrong.
Bibliotherapy is appropriate for all ages. I know that some counselors do not feel that high school age students need to have a book read to them, but, Dr. Seuss' Many Color Days, and Oh The Places You'll Go are very popular books, and Oh The Places You'll Go is one of the most popular graduation presents. So take advantage of being able to show students what is going on in a book. If you feel silly reading to them, take a look at what is being studied in the ELA classroom and see if the grade level literature assignment applies to the lesson that you are trying to teach to the classroom, because my girls are not throwing things across their plates, and they are saying excuse me. Now did the one reading of the book on manners
My name is Kelli Muncher. I a wife, mother, and school counselor. My children keep me grounded and running everyday, and when I say children I mean my two girls plus the 300 or so I try to serve during the week.