Set 5 on Smoking:
I am so excited to share these with you. Often parents assume the school is teaching their children everything they need to know about life, and educators assume parents are training their children in all those areas of life knowledge that aren't covered in textbooks and courses. Because of that reality, too many children are missing a number of life lessons or end up learning them the hard way or the wrong way.
I first created these little mini-posters of Shelf Mouse sharing nuggets of wisdom to place discreetly in the book shelves throughout the library for students to discover and read on their own. But I want teachers to be able to display them in their classrooms, too, so I have also included larger posters in the set that can be displayed and viewed anywhere in the room. This particular set includes 2 pages of four mini-posters with different messages, and 8 individual larger posters of the same quotes.
This set includes quotes on "smoking." It's double the size of the other sets because we don't say enough to children about how dangerous and addictive smoking is. They see the act of smoking on television and the movies as something cool. They don't see that smoking will most likely lead to a shortened life and an agonizing, suffocating death. These mini-posters include some shocking facts as well statements debunking the allure of smoking.
Our kids are worth making every effort to steer them clear of this harmful habit.
Donna Van Cleve