Beautiful Oops

The mantra in this book is: “When you think you have made a mistake (and what kid or grown-up hasn’t) think of it as an opportunity to make something beautiful.” This beautifully illustrated book shows how a torn piece of paper, a spill, a drip, a smudge, and a hole can be looked at as a new way to be creative rather than a problem. Read Beautiful Oops to your class and have a discussion about the value of making mistakes. Model how to have this discussion by describing a mistake you made, and what you learned from that mistake and/or whether you adopted a new strategy to solve that problem as a result of the mistake.