Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Today The Teacher Changed Our Seats

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Book Review - Today The Teacher Changed Our Seats

About the Book
The teacher has decided that the children will change seats but that makes someone in the class unhappy. Aided by Ben Quesnel's poignant illustrations we watch as the problem unfolds. It takes a smart child and an understanding teacher to put things right.

My Take on the Book
Frances Gilbert's book is actually a clever math book about grouping and how things can be grouped. In this particular book the children were grouped according to how they were alike: striped socks vs. plain socks, wearing blue and not wearing blue, a pet dog or a pet cat. However there was one little girl who did not fit into a category and was so upset until her friend helped the teacher create another category for her and her friends. It definitely solved the problem.

Yes, it is story about grouping with feelings of the children but also a story which could get a discussion going in a home with your own children or in a classroom. How many specific groups can be made and can some items/children in this case belong to more than one group. As you and your child look around how would you group things in the house/or classroom?

This is another book by Frances Gilbert which will bring about a great discussion like many of her other books.

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1 comment:

Frances Gilbert said...

thank you Dad of Divas, the book says a lot too about how we can help make the classroom 'friendly' for others,