|Chapter One - Lost And Found|
Activity: In chapter one the reader is introduced to Beany’s specialstuffed animal, Jingle Bell. Have students bring their favorite stuffedanimal to class.
Discussion or writing topics: Experience of getting lost, qualitiesof a best friend
Chapter Two - The Trophy
Activity: Caring tree- a large branch on which children may attachleaves listing their own caring and sharing acts done during a designatedtime ( week, month), caring and sharing contest.
Discussion - Telling the truth, even when it may get one into trouble
Chapter Three - Hamsters
Activity: Students bring in or draw pictures of their past or presentpets to share with the class. Students who have never had a pet shoulduse pictures of pets they have known.
Discussion or writing topic: What animal would you like to be? Why?
Chapter Four - School Pictures
Activity: Make a bulletin board display of school picturesor student's own "bad" picture days.
Chapter Five - The Wish
Activity: Design a bookmark based on an object, person or eventfrom the book.
Discussion: Students tell about some special elderly person (grandparent,neighbor) in their lives.
Writing exercise: Writing contest - If I Had One Wish
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