Lest you think this is a Pollyanna-esque treatment of the awful things that may happen in our lives, be assured that there is much data behind why choosing an optimistic response to a negative situation may lead to a more positive outcome. There is a lot of good vocabulary offered to lend to an engaging class discussion.
After the kick-off essay and suggested literature - The Dr. Seuss selection perfectly exemplifies the theme - kids will design a system of transport for their materials....beware, this is not quite a simple as it may seem!
**A springboard essay to kick-start the class discussion
**Fiction and Nonfiction reading suggestions
**A fun hands-on challenge to solve in teams
**A ReMindwinder word game