Quotes to Live By

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
(John Quincy Adams)

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. (Aristotle)

Every artist was first an amateur. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. (Thomas Jefferson)

It takes ten years to build up a reputation, but only five minutes to ruin one. (Anonymous)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Win or Lose

I never really understood why so many children do not have good sportsmanship until I became a teacher. I am the teacher of 18 wonderful children with 18 unique personalities. With the variation comes a slew of emotional problems that range from kindergarten to 3rd grade.

One of the reasons I wanted to review this book was because my class has a very hard time losing. Even though I stress that it is ONLY a game, my students are genuinely upset that they are losing to each other. I have students who do not pay attention in class that will go head to head with one of my top students over the game.

I brought this book in so I can teach my students the right way to lose and we had a class discussion about how to lose with good sportsmanship.

This book was about how competition can bring out the worst in us, but it can also be an opportunity to learn important
life lessons. That’s why it’s so important for kids to understand how to handle winning and losing!

Join Lulu and Max as they help Bear-Bear, Goosey, Coyote and the rest of their animal friends in the Field Day contests determine who will be the leader of Lulu’s forest.

But as the animals soon find out, not everyone can win. Sore losers, unkind winners, flaring tempers, and a few tears are taking the fun straight out of Field Day!

Just like Lulu and Max help the animals navigate the ups and downs of the day, with Win or Lose, I Love You parents will be equipped to help children:

Replace the selfish characteristics of competition with an understanding of how to treat others fairly
Overcome the tendency to display poor sportsmanship by using Biblical truths to develop a Christ-like attitude
Reject the labels of winning and losing and embrace that they are loved no matter how they perform.
Win or Lose, I Love You will show your child that, no matter what, their value is tied to who they are, not how they play!

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