Our Class is a Family
"Family isn't always your relatives. It's the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who love you no matter what." -Unknown
Teachers do so much more than teach academics. They build a sense of community within their classrooms, creating a home away from home where they make their students feel safe, included, and loved.
Our Class is a Family is a book that will help build and strengthen that class community. Kids learn that their classroom is a place where it’s safe to be themselves, it’s okay to make mistakes, and it’s important to be a friend to others. When hearing this story being read aloud, students are sure to feel a special sense of belonging.
Shannon Olsen has taught second grade for 15 years and is a mom of 2 girls (so she's tired and happy)! She is passionate about creating helpful resources for elementary teachers, and writing picture books for the classroom. When she's not doing the work that she loves, she enjoys spending time with her family, laughing with friends, and having travel adventures.
Sandie is an illustrator living in Rancho Cucamonga, California. She graduated with a BA in Studio Art from Cal State University--Fullerton in 2010. Wearer of many hats, Sandie is a freelance illustrator, wife, and mom to two inspirational souls. When she is not drawing, you can find her playing Legos with her kids or sipping coffee with her husband.
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