Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Making Mistakes (Beautiful Oops!)

I was really excited to find the book Beautiful Oops!.  I see a handful of students who put a lot of pressure on themselves to be perfect.  I have been using the book Nobody's Perfect as well as the book The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes.  Both of these books have females as the main character so I was looking for something more universal.  When I saw this book, I thought it was perfect for all students.  I also love that there is an educator's guide and lesson plan available.

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Description from Amazon:  A life lesson that all parents want their children to learn: It’s OK to make a mistake. In fact, hooray for mistakes! A mistake is an adventure in creativity, a portal of discovery. A spill doesn’t ruin a drawing—not when it becomes the shape of a goofy animal. And an accidental tear in your paper? Don’t be upset about it when you can turn it into the roaring mouth of an alligator.

An award winning, best-selling, one-of-a-kind interactive book, Beautiful Oops! shows young readers how every mistake is an opportunity to make something beautiful. A singular work of imagination, creativity, and paper engineering, Beautiful Oops! is filled with pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, tears, holes, overlays, bends, smudges, and even an accordion “telescope”—each demonstrating the magical transformation from blunder to wonder.


Lesson Plan (turn mistakes into art)

Dare to Make Mistakes

Educator's Guide

You can sign up here to receive free materials!  http://www.beautifuloops.com/take-the-resolution/

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