Saturday, July 12, 2014

What's Under Your Cape Book Study and Giveaway

Howdy friends! I don't know about you but I love the summer for so many reasons! The sun, the fun and the time to just relax and unwind is simply priceless. This summer (like many others), I have spent time reading a TON of books. Some for pure pleasure (my favorite so far as been The Fault in Our Stars) and a stack of professional books.

There was one book that truly inspired me. One that gets to the heart of what I hope to do in my classroom everyday. My bloggy friends and I started talking and well....we decided this book was too good to keep to ourselves! So we got together, in only the way that excited teachers can, and planned a book study to share this book with you!

Barbara Gruener is a counselor and character coach of Westwood Bales Elementary and has taught from prek through 12th grade in her 30 years of working with children. She has an amazing blog The Corner on Character  where she shares so many wonderful ideas and stories that focus on developing the heart and mind of the students that we have in our classrooms everyday. 

I have had the absolute pleasure of reading her book What's Under Your Cape? and it is a must read for every educator! In this wonderful book, Barbara writes passionately about the importance of nourishing the super hero qualities in every single student. Through the use of song, dance and pure laughter, we can use Barbara's example to develop character that will benefit our students and the world they live in for many years.

We would love for you to join us as we explore this book together! 
Here is a schedule of the chapters and all the amazing bloggers that will be part of our super fun book study:

I am very excited to be co-hosting chapter one with Melissa of Transitional Kindergarten to bring you our thoughts on chapter one! Chapter one is all about service and how creating service opportunities is a great chance to give to others while also filling your own heart....

Are you excited? Want to know how you can get your copy? Ready to join us in our book study?

We are having a little giveaway!

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Want to purchase a copy of your own? 
Check out Barbara's blog The Corner on Character and order your copy today!  

See you on July 14th for Chapter one!


Kate @ EduKate and Inspire said...

Wahoo! I can't wait to read all of the posts and share ideas about character education. By the way, I loved The Fault in Our Stars and am currently working on reading the rest of John Green's books! :)

EduKate and Inspire

Barbara said...

I want to read The Fault in our Stars, too!!! Thanks, Lynda, for organizing this book study. Like Kate, I'm so SO eager to read all of the CE ideas and activities!


Unknown said...

I've heard good things about this book and can't wait to read your blog posts.
Love Teaching Kids

Amy Labrasciano said...

Thank you for kicking the book study off! I have truly loved reading it and can't wait to teach it to my students.

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