What happens when we die? This is an age-old question that Mitch Albom gives a creative, compelling, and emotional answer to in his novel. This book is a great way to stir the imaginations of students, and to cover a topic that many kids encounter too soon: death and the afterlife.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven personal connection activity
PERSON 1: MY GRANDMA
PERSON 2: MY BEST FRIEND KAYLA
PERSON 3: MY DAD
My Grandma has taught me many things in life, but especially compassion for others. You never know what kinds of battles other people are fighting in their personal lives, so you need to show compassion for everyone, even if they don’t always deserve it.
My best friend Kayla has the ability to make me laugh all the time, even when I’m sad. I’ve learned the importance of laughter and keeping a sense of humor from her, even during the rough times. It makes everything a lot easier to deal with when you can release stress through a moment of happiness.
My Dad has always taught me the importance of being reliable. When you tell someone that you are going to be somewhere, or do something for them, you need to make sure you follow through. If not, you’re degrading your own name, and at the end of the day, that’s all anyone has.
MY HEAVEN - IMPORTANT THINGS TO HAVE
MY HEAVEN - SETTING
In my Heaven, all of my family and friends would be there, and my dog, Howie. I would make sure there’s plenty of candy for everyone, and a grill for my Dad to cook at, because he makes the best burgers.
My Heaven would be in outer space, so I could explore all of the planets and stars that everyone always wants to know about!