I Don't Want to Go!
What is it like for a child to go from a mainstream classroom into a special education class? For Mark it's a challenge, and he doesn't want to go. Mark is struggling with the idea of moving from his "big classroom" into this "little classroom." We learn that it's an emotional journey that leads Mark to resent going into his new special education class. Only after his teacher, Ms. Collins reminds Mark that he wants to do well and not disappoint his family does he decide to give the class a try. I Don't Want To Go, through its poignant narrative, brings home the point that emotions can have a strong impact on student learning. It looks at the dilemma that children face when there is a change in their lives.
Great book...There is not a book that deals with this topic and I am just taken away… I recommend that every school has this book in their library...Every child on every grade level should read this to have empathy and understanding of what special education child feels… Just wonderful!
Someone has finally written a book for students who are transitioning from mainstream classes to self-contained classes. This book tells a straight forward story without being sappy or overly sentimental. Ms. Connors' story not only gives us insight to a student's anxiety, but we get to a sense of how important a role teachers need to play in making student's feel "good" about being their new environment. Parents, students, and teachers involved in Special Education will find this book particularly helpful.
Great story & illustrations!!! This book should be in all school and public libraries...broaches a sensitive topic in a beautiful way. Perfect for teachers and parents who are looking for a way to explain the need for a child to be in a special education class setting. We need more books like this! I hope this author continues to write more children's books in the future!