Have you ever tried to say those words and they just wouldn't come out?
It might be easier to write them. Here's a book that might help you! This is Just to Say is a book of poems of apologies and their answers...usually forgiveness.
Will you be able to tell what the problem was and who was to blame? Can you guess who will apologize and who will be big enough to accept the apology?
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Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart by Vera B. Williams
So B. It by Sara Weeks
Dear Whiskers by Ann Whitehead Nagda
is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness
A 10-Page Unit for This is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness is a part of a collection of 24 units in Transformers.
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This book contains one instance of a character using Christ's name
in cursing and one vulgarity written by a child. This
Is Just to Say brings a message of apology and forgiveness, very
important in this world, but includes two words that we wouldn't allow
to be said in our classroom. It is disappointing that this award-winning
book would model a vulgarity and the use of the name of Christ in
cursing for our children. (We don't expect all children to be Christians,
but we do expect all children to respect the sacred names in all religions.)
We believe it is time to respect our children in all areas of their
lives, including their literature. Then, perhaps, they will learn,
by example, to show adults similar respect. We are grateful to authors
who choose to use finesse in their descriptions of cursing
and leave the exact words to the readers' experience and
learn what they live."*
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