Hip, Hip, Hooray for Annie McRae!

Picture Book Written by Brad Wilcox and Illustrated by Julie Olson

About --Adaptation, Adaptation, Authentic, Happiness, Identity, Optimism, Perception, Perseverance, Persistence, Pride, Proactive

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Annie McRae finds that she does not need to depend on other people to make her day a happy one.

Possible Lessons / Morals to the Story

  • You can be happy despite what others do
  • You can be proud of good things you do or good choices you make
  • Good things happen when we are positive

Discussion Questions

  • What makes Annie McRae happy?
  • What happened in the middle of the story?
  • What was Annie's problem?
  • How did she fix her problem?
  • Summarize the story for me
  • What makes you happy?
  • What does it mean to be authentic?
  • How did Annie McRae show that she was authentic?
  • How will you be authentic this week?
  • How do you make yourself feel good?
  • What can you do to help thers be happy?

How You Could Use this Resource

  • To teach that you can be happy despite what others do
  • To teach that it is ok to be proud of good things you do

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