Educator Reviews

"Pinto Bean's journey has helped us..."

"I read the story and really felt that our students could identify with Pinto Bean finding the "just right" environment that he could practice becoming a bronco horse. Before I start the read aloud, I tell students about PB and his best friend Jay. 

Then, I ask them to share with me some of their learning spaces in their room and at home. I have gotten all kinds of responses. At the end of the story we reflect on all of the different spaces PB tries out until he finds a place where everyone can learn. I then talk about the new spaces we are creating in our classrooms.

I see that Pinto Bean's journey has helped us involve our most important stakeholders, our students, in forming their learning environments. Pretty cool! "

-Julie Griffey 
Hamilton Heights Primary School