Sharing the Blue Crayon

  • Title:Sharing the Blue Crayon: How to Integrate Social, Emotional, and Literacy Learning
  • Author:Mary Anne Buckley
  • Publication Date:February 2015
  • Grade Level:K-3
  • ISBN:9781625310118
  • Publisher:Stenhouse


Social and emotional learning is at the heart of good teaching, but as standards and testing requirements consume classroom time and divert teachers' focus, these critical skills often get sidelined. In Sharing the Blue Crayon, Mary Anne Buckley shows teachers how to incorporate social and emotional learning into a busy day and then extend these skills to literacy lessons for young children. Through simple activities such as read-alouds, sing-alongs, murals, and performances, students learn how to get along in a group, empathize with others, develop self-control, and give and receive feedback, all while becoming confident readers and writers.


Author Bio

Mary Anne Buckley teaches second grade at Victor Primary School in Victor, New York, and received her degree from Vermont College.

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