Peanut Butter and Cupcake interactive read-aloud and lesson plans about building friendship.
Peanut Butter and Cupcake is a great book for building classroom community at the beginning of the year. I chose it because it has a simple plot that is easy to for kids to comprehend and practice retelling. Its cute message is a perfect springboard for talking about friendship. The darling photographs and rhythm make it a fun read for kids. My first graders are sure to remember this book all year long.
On the third and fourth days students used what they learned from the story to write ways they can make friends at school. As a class we discussed ways to make friends and how to be a good friend. We watched this video and charted some of our ideas.
I have other read-aloud lessons that teach about friendship here.
Best of luck as you start the new school year.
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