Before reading the book:
What do you think this books going to be about?
Look at the boy on the cover. How does he feel? Why do you think he's so happy?
Is Yes Day a good idea?
Why would it be a bad idea?
Why do you think the parents gave this boy a Yes Day? (explore the end pages with the children for all the ways grown ups say "No.")
Is pizza for breakfast a bad idea?
Is a food fight a bad idea?
Where would be a good place to have a food fight? Where would be a bad place? How could you make sure no one gets hurt during a food fight?
What would you ask for on Yes Day?
What should the grown ups always say "No" to?
- Make a class list of Yes Day requests.
- Make a T-Chart of Yes Day requests, some that would be appropriate and some that wouldn't be.
- Role-play various Yes Day scenarios. Discuss the good and bad that might happen with each request. What would happen if the kids asked for…
- No chairs in the classroom
- No teacher
- A kid to be the teacher for the day
- Recess all day
- Do all the writing in markers
- Pour the glue all over the table