Peace Week in Miss Fox's Class: Book Review, Activities, Free Clipart




TitlePeace Week in Miss Fox's Class

Author/Illustrator: Eileen Spinelli, Anne Kennedy

Publishing: 2009, Albert Whitman & Company

Suitable for Ages: 4 to 8

Theme: Fiction, Peace, Getting Along

Opening Lines"The children in Miss Fox's class had been squabbling. And squabbling. Day after Day".

Brief Synopsis (from the book jacket)Miss Fox is tired of hearing her young students quarrel. So she announces Peace Week -- no more squabbling for one whole week! Soon, to their surprise, the little animals are finding that it's easy to help others, take turns, and say nice things, even when someone is grumpy to them.

Why I Recommend This Book
: Peace Week in Miss Fox's Class is one of those books that's perfect to read throughout the school year to gently remind your students about the importance of cooperating. Also, I was really surprised at how enthusiastically my own students responded to the book (see below).

Classroom / Home Extensions:

  1. YOUR OWN PEACE WEEK: After I read this book to my class they immediately launched into a discussion about how we could have our own Peace Week! They wanted to try out all the ideas in the book and thought it would be fun to have an official week. Unfortunately I read this book to them during the chaotic last week of school so it didn't happen, but this would be a fun and natural extension.

  2. CRAFT: Here's a cute fox craft by I Heart Crafty Things. It has nothing to do with a peaceful classroom, but I couldn't resist :)


  3. READING & WRITING: Adventures of a Classroom Teacher has this lovely free pdf in her Teachers Pay Teachers Store. Included is a little story (perfect for beginning readers) and a version without the words, so that your students can write their own story.



You can clip on the image for your pdf copy.



Also, be sure to read  What Does Peace Feel Like? (click the link for directions to my peace plates) and you could follow up with another writing activity. This one is from Vanessa Steunenberg, a fellow BC teacher.

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And before you go, I have a sweet clipart fox freebie for you (just click the fox).

Peace Week in Miss Fox's Class Book Review with activities. PLUS, a super cut clipart fox freebie. By GradeONEderful.com


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