Excellent Resource!
"I am a 5th grade teacher and purchased this book late last school year. I immediately began incorporating some of the lessons and character building activities into my end-of-year routine. The students enjoyed the poems and activities and I know it helped remind them of the simple things we can do to "fill each other's buckets" on a daily basis. I am excited to start the next school year with the activities in this book...what a great way to set the stage for a classroom of students who show respect, care for one another, and want to brighten the lives of their classmates with kind gestures. I will certainly continue using this book throughout the whole school year. It is an excellent resource for any grade level!"
~KSD, 5th grade teacher
Sherry L. Hoffman, Author

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Welcome to my home page!  I am a mom, teacher, and author.  My new activity book A to Z Character Education for the Classroom was recently published. It teaches character education, ties in the bucket filling concept, and supports literacy at home and school.  It's great for elementary and middle school grades.  Check it out and let me know what you think!  My first picture book Be the Best Version of You:  A Teacher's Poem to Her Students is also available, too!  Teach kids to be the best they can be the whole year through with these two fantastic books.  My second picture book is Can You Dig It?  All about the Temperate Soil Profile.  For this book I take readers on a photographic journey through the woods and teach about the layers of the soil in the soil profile found in the temperate climate.  Check it out!  It would be a great addition to your Science curriculum.  :)

 

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A to Z Character Education for the Classroom
By Sherry L. Hoffman, B.S., M.Ed.
Illustrated by Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill
For Ages - Elementary and Middle School
Paperback: 144 pages
Published: April 2013
ISBN: 978-1938326165
 
 
     

Using the powerful bucketfilling messages found in Carol McCloud's first book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids, author Sherry Hoffman crafts exciting and ingenious ways to use reading strategies, vocabulary instruction, and extended activities which encourages students to develop excellent character traits. This activity workbook can be used for all elementary and middle school classrooms and offers many positive ways to instill bucket filling into the lives of the readers.

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Available at:  Bucket Fillers, Inc. |
Ferne Press | AmazonBarnes and Noble | Georgetown Publications

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Carbon County Music and More, 115 S. Second St., Lehighton, PA 18235
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Signed copies available at local Book Events or by contacting the author. 

Be the Best Version of You:  A Teacher's Poem to Her Students
By Sherry L. Hoffman, B.S., M.Ed.
For Ages - 6 years+
Paperback: 44 pages
Published: September 2014
ISBN:
978-1-312-20510-9
    
 Creating messages that will fill up the self-esteem of students and encourage them to be their best selves, author and illustrator Sherry Hoffman interweaves photography and poetry in this spectacular picture book filled with a sincere message from the heart. This work of literature is a great companion to her activity book A to Z Character Education for the Classroom. In addition to the words of encouragement for all students, readers will find extension activities and a list of positive character traits.

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Can You Dig It?  All about the Temperate Soil Profile
By Sherry L. Hoffman, B.S., M.Ed.
For Ages - 6 years+
Paperback: 34 pages
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 
978-1-312-57475-5
    

Compiling stunning photographs from the picturesque woods of Northeastern PA, author and illustrator Sherry Hoffman takes readers on an educational journey which unfolds through scientific observations.  Told through a narration, readers will learn how to identify and classify the horizons, or soil layers, in the temperate soil profile.   In addition, readers will find opportunities to learn through multiple modalities.  This book includes extension activities such as “The Soil Horizon Song” and an edible soil profile recipe.



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Questions?  Email -
Sherry@SherryLHoffman.com 



About the Author
Sherry Hoffman is a teacher, writer, wife and mother. Being a mother of three and a reading specialist at her hometown's middle school are two ways she facilitates her love of literacy and character education. Adding positivity to the day, being kind to others, and incorporating reading and writing into her everyday routine have always been important to her. She attributes this passion to her family and teachers. She hopes her books will make a positive impact in the world, teaching literary skills along with life lessons.  In addition to this, Sherry loves spending time with her family. They enjoy playing cards and board games, going for nature walks, swimming, making crafts, and exploring new vacation spots.  Sherry
resides in northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, two daughters, and son.



Book Events

Barnes and Noble - 7:30pm to 8:30pm on October 15th at Educator Night at the Lehigh Valley Barnes and Noble.

Special Awards for A to Z Character Education for the Classroom

2014 Mom's Choice Awards:  Gold in Juvenile Level 2 (Ages 9 - 12) Books, Poetry
2014 Eric Hoffer Book Awards:  Honorable Mention, Home category
2014 Story Monster Approved (Grades 4 - 6)
2014 Honorable Mention, Poetry, Purple Dragon Fly Awards
2014 Second Place, School Issues, Purple Dragon Fly Awards

"Character building begins at an early age. Many parents and teachers work hard to guide the children in their lives to grow into caring and responsible individuals. Hoffman, provides a fun method for teaching children social skills with the goal of building character. Through the use of poems and engaging activities, such as drawing, word searches, and writing exercises, she creates a method of learning that appeals to both children and adults. A wide range of themes are covered including friendship, humor, personal space, and even drama. These valuable life lessons lead to a foundation of respect, caring, and empathy that will last a lifetime."~Hoffer Award, US Review of Books (2014)


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