Habit of the Mind: Striving for Accuracy

  • Jan. 3, 2017, 3:50 p.m.

Here are some read alouds that tie in to Striving for Accuracy

Possum Magic 

By Mem Fox

Grandma Poss uses her best bush magic to make Hush invisible. But when Hush longs to be able to see herself again, the two possums must make their way across Australia to find the magic food that will make Hush visible once more. Habits of the Mind: Striving for Accuracy, Persistence, Thinking Flexibly

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Miss Rumphius

By Barbara Cooney

Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longs to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation. Habits of the Mind: Striving for Accuracy, Responding with Wonderment and Awe. Source:

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What I Be

By Michael Franti 

"What I Be" is a visual and musical journey about self acceptance. It's okay to be just who you are and strive to be the best that you can be, by embodying the best characteristics of nature. Be as radiant as the sun, as healing as the rain or as generous as a tree. Habits of the Mind: Striving for Accuracy. Source: