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It's one of those days in Ms. Mya's classroom, when things just aren't clicking: Jamilla is jumping. Ruth is running. And Reese is roaring like a great big lion for no reason at all. But Ms. Mya knows what to do. She gathers up the children, and together they begin a conversation about expectations. "An expectation is something we can rely on, something we know is going toIt's one of those days in Ms. Mya's classroom, when things just aren't clicking: Jamilla is jumping. Ruth is running. And Reese is roaring like a great big lion for no reason at all. But Ms. Mya knows what to do. She gathers up the children, and together they begin a conversation about expectations. "An expectation is something we can rely on, something we know is going to happen," says Ms. Mya. When adults guide children in a positive, proactive way by supplying them with clear expectations of what to do, when to do it, and how to behave, children learn to focus, direct their attention, manage their emotions, and regulate their behavior. A charming story coupled with equally as charming illustrations, When You Just Have to Roar! helps children and the adults who care for them make every day its best.The book contains a page of information to help parents, caregivers, and educators reinforce these important concepts and support children's development of emotional control and self-regulation....

Title : When You Just Have to Roar!
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ISBN : 9781605543628
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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When You Just Have to Roar! Reviews

  • Pamela
    2019-04-09 06:31

    Because every child needs a picture book about "expectations in the classroom." Ostensibly, this book is to teach parents and educators that it's okay for kids to be wild sometimes. But kids don't need a book about it.

  • Amy
    2019-03-29 04:29

    This book is GREAT in teaching young children what is expected of them in the classroom. Very good book for back to school reading!

  • Emily
    2019-04-08 00:34

    I can see teachers reading this book in the classroom and then making a list of expectations with their own classes. I think a book like this will make the lesson easier. I did notice a typo that I hope the editors will catch, and I don’t know if teachers would appreciate roaring in the classroom... Other than those two things, this book was very well done.

  • Regina L
    2019-03-24 07:43

    Don’t judge this book by it’s cover. If you thought by the title that it may have been just about kids being loud, roaring, and acting silly, etc. you are incorrect. This is a well-written book with a big message… Children are often seen as “misbehaving” when frankly, they are not being naughty, they are simply not sure of how they are supposed to be behaving! They have not been taught or shown or spoken to about what is expected of them in the classroom, especially if they are first time student, so behavior that is seen as rambunctious and inappropriate is really just a lack of understanding. Once a child knows what is expected of them at school they can practice at home and at school the positive behaviors such as basic life skills, paying attention, being quiet when told to, following directions, focusing, and managing emotions, particularly anger.The illustrations are full of great colors, pictures showing very real scenarios with with how kids are sitting and playing. Definitely of note is the variety of diversity in the classroom, which is a welcomed cast of multicultural characters! I love the teacher’s list of what the children can in turn expect from her: She’ll listen, believe, support, respect, teach and love them. This creates a great environment for learning and for the children to feel safe and secure. This message from the teacher is really quite touching, and it is what you’d hope the person you are trusting to look after and educating your child all day for you would say and feel towards your child.This is the perfect book for teachers and librarians to share with their students (probably rather than buying it just for your child). I think elementary school children (age 3-6) will understand the lesson. And teachers, after reading, can carry it through. Teachers should read the book to children to introduce these concepts of classroom expectations and reinforce it often within the classroom. Read more at

  • Janice
    2019-04-21 05:26

    It’s turning into one of those days in Ms. Mya’s classroom. No one wants to settle down and learn, it’s definitely going to be a wild one or is it? Ms. Mya knows a few tricks for turning a wild day into one everyone can enjoy, starting with that big word “expectations”. Of course everyone has to practice these new expectations but what a difference it makes.This is a great book for setting up classroom rules, but those same rules work at home as well. Simple things like saying “please and thank you” and not interrupting when someone else is speaking are so important. This book works on so many levels because the “expectations” are really nothing more than good manners. Of course Ms. Mya has her own expectations to follow, but they are the ones that everyone who has or works with kids should follow.So if you’re looking for a great book with easy to follow rules for home or class, When You Just Have to Roar! might just be what you’re looking for.

  • Kristina Jean Lareau
    2019-04-01 04:40

    This book was written with a direct didactic intention, and that is that. The illustrations do not really add anything to the story, instead they merely mirror the wordy exposition. Books like this certainly have a place, but the place is not one that is very interesting or that adds anything to canon of picturebooks. This book would best be placed with manners books or in with parenting/teaching.

  • Kimberly
    2019-04-07 03:35

    The title of this one is very misleading. It is not, as it appears to be at first glance, a book about kids who just need to let their sillies out. Instead it's clearly meant to be for teachers to read aloud to their classrooms before they start their own expectation list. Probably not super interesting for the kiddos.

  • Juliana Lee
    2019-04-21 07:31

    An excellent book for first time parents and young teachers. Helping kids learn what expectations are for themselves and for their caregivers.

  • Nanci Booher
    2019-03-25 07:19

    With the beginning of the school year just around the corner, I was happy to find this book on the shelf. Mrs. Mya decides to talk with her class about expectations. At the end of the story we find expectations that the class can come to depend on Mrs. Mya....very sweet.

  • Peninnah
    2019-03-29 04:32

    If you know a teacher or are a teacher, especially of young children, this is a must have for the first weeks of school. By learning expectations, all the children have a good day in school.

  • Kathy Broadnax
    2019-04-21 02:17

    Great story for reading aloud. Great illustrations too.

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-24 23:16

    Could work as a tool for preschool teachers (and parents possibly) to talk about "expectations."

  • Emily
    2019-04-16 00:22

    What a great way to introduce the concept of expectations to children

  • Baby Bookworm
    2019-04-07 00:39

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily!Summer Reading Day 41: Happy Saturday, everyone! Today’s book is When You Just Have To Roar! by Rachel Robertson. Confession: 99% of the time, I choose our library books quickly, so I am absolutely guilty of judging books by their covers. I picked up this one because the cover looked interesting, but when we opened it today, we found it was actually a book about classroom manners! And while JJ is a pretty smart one-year-old, at the moment she hasn’t progressed past learning how to not poop in her pants and not eat the dog, so a location-specific manner set is a little advanced for us! That being said, the story was still a fun read that was actually length-appropriate for a toddler. She enjoyed the pictures, and I enjoyed the diversity of the characters, and that it did teach a reality good lesson on classroom manners 🙂 Great for a slightly older child, but fine for a patient younger reader. Thumbs up!Be sure to check out The Baby Bookworm for more reviews!