I Just Want to Do It MY WAY!

My story about staying on task and asking for help!

Author: Julia Cook
Illustrator: Kelsey De Weerd
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Share this story with children who have difficulty staying focused long enough to complete assignments or who insist they have a better way to do things! Kids in grades K through 6 will learn:

  • Strategies to tackle a task
  • How to Ignore distractions
  • How to ask a teacher or other adult for help to get the job done to completion

RJ’s way of doing things isn’t working out for him, especially in math class. His teacher is concerned because so many of his assignments are missing or incomplete. RJ blames his classmates Norma “The Booger Picker” and Rodney “The Alphabet Burper” for distracting him during class. With support from his mom and dad, RJ learns how to ask for help and stay on task. By learning how to do things the right way the first time, RJ discovers he no longer has to do his work over and over and over again.

This storybook is the fifth in Julia Cook’s BEST ME I Can Be! book series, which teaches children that social skills can make home life happier and school more successful. The skills are part of the Boys Town Education Model® that has improved student behavior and classroom climates in hundreds of schools across the country. Many of the same techniques can also be found in the strategies that comprise Boys Town's Common Sense Parenting® program. Tips for parents and educators on how to teach kids self-control, patience, how to ask for help, and staying focused included at the end of the picture book. 31 pgs.

Watch Julia Cook talking about the RJ book series: About RJ part 1 About RJ part 2

The book series also includes:

Help children understand and practice the lessons from the story using the fun, engaging activities from the accompanying Teacher Activity Guide, available for purchase!

SAVE $50 when you purchase the entire library, which includes all seven storybooks, one copy of the seven activity guides, and one set of all 14 posters from the BEST ME I Can Be! book series.

Get a sneak peek at the story!

Published by Boys Town Press

ISBN: 978-1-934490-43-3