A sample of books for use in small groups, class lessons and with individuals that support team work.

Screen Shot 2018-06-06 at 5.00.27 PMIT TAKES A VILLAGE by Hillary Rodham Clinton

It Takes a Village offers a universal, unifying message. It captures perfectly Clinton’s vision of a multicultural America working toward a constructive goal. So hopeful and forward-looking.” —The Washington Post

I couldn’t have said it better! I love using this story to talk about working together to achieve great things.


Activity: SAVE SAM!

Materials: small cups, jelly worms, paper clips, jelly orange rings, straws.

IMG_6515Poor Sam is a worm that has found himself in a rather unfortunate situation. His boat has capsized and his life jacket is underneath it. Sam cannot swim. His oar has fallen into the rocky waters and he is now stuck on top of his capsized boat.  You are responsible for flipping Sam’s boat over and getting him back inside. He will need to be wearing his life jacket and his oar needs to be laying on his boat.

Here’s the catch: You can’t touch Sam with your hands! You may use the two paperclips supplied but please don’t stab Sam or pop his life jacket by stabbing it! Also, we can’t let him touch the water (your desk) because REMEMBER, he can’t swim

Check out this great video for the introduction of Saving Sam is here

Need more?

Find more books here:

See my personal list of books I own with categories and links to activities here. To Edit Click File  and “Make a copy”!

Find videos to partner with books here:

Pawsitive School Counselor You Tube Page

Bright Futures Counseling

Check out more amazing resources from these amazing counselors, educators, parents, etc.:

Counselor Keri

The Ned Show

The Confident Counselors

Happily Ever Elephants

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