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Grade 2 Books Overview

Enemy Pie - Derek Munson

Hey, Little Ant - Phillip & Hannah Hoose

Pinduli - Janell Cannon

The Summer My Father was Ten - Pat Brisson


A Ball For All - Brigitte Weninger (Discontinued)

Bat's Big Game - Margaret Read Macdonald (Discontinued)

Pinduli – Activity #5: “The Car Wash”

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  • Pinduli – Activity #5: “The Car Wash”

Activity #5: “The Car Wash”

This activity continues to build a positive and respectful classroom environment. This is to be used when a student has been identified as needing a boost by way of positive comments from the class.


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Teacher Preparation:

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Step by Step:

Step One: Line students up in two parallel lines quite close together and facing each other.

Step Two: One student is sent through the wash (between the lines), as each student comes up with a word or phrase that is positive, encouraging or respectful.

Step Three: As the student walks through the line up, they hear these words of encouragement and feels sparkly and shiny at the end of the car wash.


End Product:

The student(s) that go through the car wash not only have a sense of boosted self-esteem, but the rest of the class has also practiced offering positive and respectful words to a peer.

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