Beautiful Oops! Barney Saltzberg
I'm sure most of us have had a child in our class say, 'Teacher, I've made a mistake. I need a new page!'.
Some children get very frustrated if a dot of paint falls or their page, or if their neighbour accidentally bends the corner of their page.
Beautiful Oops! shows that there is no such thing as a mistake but rather an opportunity to make something amazing.
The book is interactive and has lots of flaps to lift and things to discover. It would be great for an introduction to an art lesson. It is a short read and has scope for lots of discussion.
So why not make your first art lesson one where the children turn mistakes into something exciting! Try putting a tear in a page, a fold, a spill, or a hole, and see what happens!
Create a positive atmosphere in your classroom where making mistakes is seen as an opportunity to learn and grow. We all make mistakes, even Teacher!!
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