This page focuses on how “Room on the broom” can be used to promote positive ideas.
How many positive things can you hear when she reads this book? (Source: YouTube.com)Room on the broom is such an upbeat book – everyone who reads it, including this cynical old teacher, felt a lot better after reading it. I must admit the roar of a the dragon and the chase of the witch (two characters who are both typically the bad ones in a book) was an exciting moment, and came to the perfect (happy) conclusion. I have used this in the classroom and the children followed it excitedly.
There are not enough feeling good moments, in Thinking Hat speak these are known as those Yellow hat moments, and so I am always keen for my classes and my son on my knee to fully enjoy each one I find. The yellow hat moments are those which lift the class and make them feel more optimistic. The great thing about the yellow hat is that it is designed to see good everywhere – the silver lining in every disaster – and the more you practice it, the more PollyAnna you feel!
Click here for the printable version of this worksheet: Room On The Broom Yellow Hat Thinking What did you like in the story
Click here for the printable version of this worksheet: Room On The Broom Yellow Hat Thinking All about my favourite character
Click here for the printable version of the worksheet: Room On The Broom Yellow Hat Thinking Why was the new broom good
Room on the broom is a great source of Yellow Hat Thinking ideas – how can I use it in the classroom?
I am a great fan of Room on the broom. I can understand why it has not dropped out of the best seller list for a long, long time. It has all the makings of a classic book. The story is full of positive strands and storylines. The children are certain to be able to see lots of great and beneficial ideas on every single page. It is a good book for anyone looking to strengthen their class’s positive thinking skills.