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They Say Blue

Follow a young girl through a year or a day as she explores and examines the world around her and shares her questions and imaginative thoughts.
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How to Teach This Book

Kids are naturally curious about the world around them. Sharing books such as They Say Blue encourages kids to observe, ask questions, use their imaginations, and seek information. Help students experience the joys of wonder, possibility, exploration, and discovery. Encourage them to generate ideas for a passion project—something they want to know more about, learn how to do, or create. Guide them to resources and give them the time to develop their project and feel confident in their new knowledge so they can present their learning journey and products to peers and parents.

Questions for Discussion or Reflective Writing

  1. What is color?
  2. What is silence?
  3. What do you wonder about?
  4. What do you pay attention to when you walk outside?
  5. How can you get answers to your questions?
  6. What would life be like if no one asked questions?

Additional Resources for Teaching About the Importance of Curiosity

Celebrate a nation of diverse readers with these recommended books, authors, and teaching resources.

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Help for Families During COVID-19

Families play a key role in helping students avoid the "COVID-19 slide." We've curated a collection of helpful resources and fun activities designed to keep at-home learners engaged and growing.
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The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.