If you teach K or 1st (even 2nd grade) you know that one of the behaviors that
drive you crazy you need to correct is interrupting. The little ones are (literally) just bursting with ideas that they want to sure, however, they don't always share them at the right time!
I've used this book in K and 1st with great success. Students are fascinated by the volcano metaphor- they really get it! After reading and discussing this book, a spontaneous and voluntary "volcano police force" usually develops within the classroom; the kids take it upon themselves to correct eacher other. Someone speaks out and another child announces, "Volcano mouth!" It's pretty hilarious :)
Here is the book description from Amazon:
All of Louis thoughts are very important to him. In fact, his thoughts are so important to him that when he has something to say, his words begin to wiggle, and then they do the jiggle, then his tongue pushes all of his important words up against his teeth and he erupts, or interrupts others. His mouth is a volcano! My Mouth Is A Volcano takes an empathetic approach to the habit of interrupting and teaches children a witty technique to capture their rambunctious thoughts and words for expression at an appropriate time. Told from Louis’ perspective, this story provides parents, teachers, and counselors with an entertaining way to teach children the value of respecting others by listening and waiting for their turn to speak.
What books do you like to use at the beginning of the year? I'd love to hear your suggestions in the comments :)
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