The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule, Do to others what you want others to do to you. The story gives examples of how young children should or should not do to others what you want others to do to you.
Idea of how it can be used in a classroom:
The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule could be used to teach students how others feel when they are left out. The teacher could have the students explain why the Golden Rule is so important.
Reading Level & Leveling System:
3.5; Third Grade Fifth Month
I would rate this book a 5 because it goes over one of the most important rules for children to know and understand.
David Goes to School, written by David Shannon,is a great book! David does what he wants in school. The teacher is constantly getting on to him. Eventually she gets fed up with his behavior and makes him stay after school and clean all of the desks. Will that change David’s behavior in school? I can use this book in my classroom to discuss school rules and teach the students about making predictions! I can have the students come up with rules for our classroom!
Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus by Barbara Park is a very engaging book for young readers where students can relate to the main character Junie B. Jones. Junie B. has her first day of Kindergarten and has to ride the school bus to school, which Junie B. does not enjoy. At the end of the day, instead of going home on the bus, Junie B. hides in the school causing lots of chaos. Junie B. eventually agrees to ride the school bus if she gets to be with a friend. Julie B. Jones is very clever, but still has many lessons to learn. This book would go well with teaching the importance of rules, especially those enforced at school. Using Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, teachers could have students help make classroom rules and specifically point out dismissal rules at the end of the day. The Fountas and Pinnell text level for Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus is Level M (Grades 3 and 4).