Oddrey is an “odd” little girl who is very creative and ends up using her uniqueness to save her class from disaster. We read it with the grade two class when talking about belonging and acceptance. The students loved the colourful artwork but it was the storyline that also led to powerful discussion on what belonging and generosity actually mean. Similar idea to two of my other favourites Elmer and Leon the Chameleon.
Independent Educational Consultant I have been a teacher for 29 years,teaching K-8 in the English stream, 1-4 French Immersion, (including teaching my very own children grade 2-a most humbling experience), Core French, Read to Succeed and am now an Instructional consultant for literacy. My greatest joy in my job comes when I am invited into classrooms to work with children and their teacher.