A classic story for teaching generosity and the joy of giving. A tree loved a little boy and was happy whenever he'd come eat her apples and swing on her tree. As he grew into a man, the tree continued to sacrifice anything she had for him. In the end, all the tree had left was a stump, but that was all the boy--now an old man--needed anyway.
DAY 29 Partner this book along with Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen by Cari Best to compare fiction and nonfiction books. make an anchor chart listing differences and similarities. Discuss why you would read each genre. See http://new-understandings.blogspot.com/2010/10/non-fiction-vs-fiction.html
Practicing Perseverance is the perfect pack to use with the book Brave Irene by William Steig. It's great for character education too! Brave Irene is used as a mentor text with each of the activities. Listening comprehension skills and personal narrative writing skills are practiced, as well as finding character traits, point of view, personification, and looking at character obstacles and their solutions. $
TILLIE THE TERRIBLE SWEDE by Sue Stauffacher Perfect book to introduce women's rights and heroes to your child. http://catalog.cincinnatilibrary.org/iii/encore/search/C__Stillie%20the%20terrible%20swede__Orightresult__U1?lang=eng&suite=cobalt