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How to Build Community in the Classroom with Oliver Poons and friends

Oliver Poons and the Bright Yellow Hat can be read in the beginning of the school year to develop classroom community. True communities of learners have a comfort and support system where they can share joy, triumphs, fun, and sometimes sadness.

Oliver Poons was able to figure out his problem with the help of his friends so the story lends itself easily to discussions about the importance of helping others and teamwork.

A Look Inside

Shown Above: Book + Workbook

Build a sense of community with the Oliver Poons children’s book & workbook.

  • Oliver Poons and the Bright Yellow Hat is about a sweet, whimsical cat who will delight young children and bright a smile to their faces. A light, happy story to bring community to the classroom.
  • Ages: Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2

*This workbook is made for use with the children’s book, Oliver Poons and the Bright Yellow Hat.

Lesson Plan Ideas

Activity #1

Classroom rules for positive interaction can be discussed.

Ask students questions such as, “Was Orange Kitty too bossy?” for engaging, student interaction.

Activity #2

Students can think about what character they are most like and why.

Using coloring pages 1-3 in our workbook, each student can select the character they are most like, color, and then discuss the traits that make them similar.