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Grade 3 Books Overview

A Walk In The Rain With A Brain - Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.

Maddi's Fridge - Lois Brandt

Where Oliver Fits - Cale Atkinson

Because Amelia Smiled - David Ezra Stein

Grade 3 Discontinued Books

Effie - Beverly Allinson (Discontinued)

Don't Laugh At Me - Steve Seskin (Discontinued)

Because Brian Hugged His Mother - David L. Rice (Discontinued)

Because Brian Hugged His Mother – Activity #5: "Good Deeds, Good Hearts Quilt"

  • Grade 3
  • Because Brian Hugged His Mother – Activity #5: "Good Deeds, Good Hearts Quilt"

Activity #5: “Good Deeds, Good Hearts Quilt”

Each student creates one piece of a large paper quilt that comes together to show good deeds the student have done. This activity reinforces that students must all work together to be successful.


  • 6” x 6” white paper
  • 5” x 1” strips of white paper
  • 8 ½” x 11” red construction paper
  • Heart template (provided – optional)
  • Black construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Student journals

Teacher Preparation:

  • Cut enough 6” x6” square of white paper for each student
  • Cut enough 5” x11” strips of white paper for each student


Step by Step:

Step One: Review from the story the impact we all have on others. Brainstorm ideas of the kinds of acts we could perform to make a positive impact in the classroom.

Step Two: Have students write ideas in their journals and then choose one of their acts to try in the classroom.

Step Three: Have students try some of their ideas for a day in the classroom.

Step Four: Have the students turn their white squares of paper slightly, so the square becomes a diamond. Glue the heart onto the centre of the white diamond.

Step Five: Have students write a sentence on the white paper strip that indicates what good deed they have practiced in the classroom. (E.g. I helped put up some of the chairs. I shared my recess snack with Fred. etc.)

Step Six: Glue each white sentence strip on black construction paper and cut out leaving a small border.

Step Seven: Glue the sentences onto the hearts.

Step Eight: Teacher can arrange all the diamond shaped squares into the shape of a quilt on the bulletin board.


End Product:

Once these are all displayed on the bulletin board, the classroom will have a heart-shaped quilt illustrating various ways that students have made an impact in the classroom.



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