The beginning of the school year is often a combination of excitement, nerves, and possibilities. This year is no exception! One of my favorite books to start the year is All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman. This book follows a group of children through a day in their school where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where students grow and learn from one another’s traditions. This book lets young children know that no matter what, they have a place, they have a space, they are welcome in their school. I want to share a few activities you can pair with this book.
About the Book
Discover a school where—no matter what—young children have a place, have a space, and are loved and appreciated.
Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where students from all backgrounds learn from and celebrate each other’s traditions. A school that shows the world as we will make it to be.
Doesn’t this sound like a place you’d like to be?
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All Are Welcome Activities
I created a set of questions to help guide your discussion as you read this book. Print these in color, or use the black & white option to print on your favorite paper color.
I also added an All Are Welcome sign in color and black and white. When printed in black and white, students can color the poster the way they choose. This poster will be a great reminder for students about the book’s important message!
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