Book: Bella’s Rules by Elissa Haden Guest
Bella's Rules is available as a YouTube read-along.
Have you ever made up a rule that you think everyone in your family should follow? Are you the only one in your family who thinks your rule is a good one, or does the family think it is a good rule too? Bella’s Rules is a story about a little girl who does not like to follow anyone’s rules but her own. Although she knows the family rules by heart, she likes her own rules much better. When you hear Bella’s rules, you might understand why she likes them best of all. One of her rules, for example, is that it’s okay to eat candy for breakfast. Everything seems great to Bella until she gets a puppy of her own, a puppy who also does not like to follow the rules.
While you are listening to Bella’s Rules, think about why we have rules, and what family rules you have that are like Bella’s family rules.
We all have rules we follow. However, we do not always have the same rules. For example, if you have a dog, you might have a rule about how often you must walk the dog. Think of a rule you have in your home that might not be a rule in other classmate’s homes? Be prepared to share.
(Lesson developed by Anne Spector, C70's Lead Educator.)