2017-18 Project Cornerstone Book & Event Summaries

Project Cornerstone Invites Steve Seskin to Bubb

On Friday, August 25th, author and songwriter Steve Seskin visited Bubb and gave two fabulous assemblies. He is best known for Don't Laugh At Me, the Project Cornerstone book and song about the importance of not making fun of others and respecting everyone.  He shared other songs he has written with students, such as "Everyday", "Heart, Head, Hands" and “Together, Together, Everyone". His songs are full of uplifting messages about respect, making good choices, being kind to each other, persevering and serving our community. Please ask your child about the songs they heard and listen to more on his website, kidswritesongs.org.

Project Cornerstone at Bubb August 2017

The Bubb community is gearing up for another fabulous year with Project Cornerstone! This year we will revisit the books in Year C. These are very important books which build on the fundamental lessons we shared the past two years. Your child will learn how to be a good friend (Friends to the End for Kids), how to be Big by making good, responsible choices, and how to deal with their emotions (When Sophie gets Angry - Really, Really Angry.) We will review the importance of following your own inner voice and being yourself (Giraffes can’t Dance), viewing others without bias (Through my Eyes) and feeling empathy (How Do I Stand in your Shoes).  We will also build growth mindsets by focusing on perseverance and self confidence in Sebastian’s Roller Skates. 

Monica Teicher and Carol Huang (pcbubb@gmail.com)

Project Cornerstone at Bubb, September 2017

This month’s book, Friends to the End for Kids by Bradley Trevor Greive, uses engaging photos of animals to illustrate  the importance of friends and how to make and keep them.

Goals of lesson:
  • To help all students learn how to respect each other and to develop stronger interpersonal skills.
  • To have students explore ways to be UPstanders both online and in our face-to-face world.
To reinforce this lesson at home:
  • Share some stories about your own friendships.
  • Here are some questions you can discuss with your child:
  • What do you like most about your friends?
  • Do they bring out the best in you?
  • Do you bring out the best in them?
  • How do you show your friends that you care about them?
  • How do your friends handle conflict when it arises?
Friends to the End for Kids by Bradley Trevor Greive is available from Mountain View Public Library. Complementary books include:
  • The Blue Ribbon Day by Katie Couric
  • Making Friends is an Art by Julia Cook
  • How to Lose All Your Friends by Nancy Carlson
  • Being Friends by Karen Beaumont
  • Best Friends for Francis by Russell Hoban
  • Since We’re Friends: An Autism Picture Book by Celeste Shally and David Harrington