If You’re Riding a Horse and it Dies, Get Off! Author Jim Grant and Char Forsten Illustrations by Nathan Bundy Adapted by ...
“ That horse isn’t looking too good…” Pierce Middle School
“ Uh oh!” Pierce Middle School
“ Do you think a bigger whip will help?”
“ Has anyone thought of yelling at it?” Pierce Middle School
“ Maybe a different rider can get the horse going?”
“ The horse needs more positive motivation.
“ The more needs a new saddle!  That will work!”
“ I think we should give the Horse a blueslip!”
“ The Horse needs more healthy food at lunch!”
“ Let’s try throwing more money at the problem.”
“ We should give it the M.E.A.P!” (Michigan Equine Assessment Program)
“ This horse is lazy!  Send it to I.S.S.!”
“ I know what to do!  If you’re riding a horse and it dies, get off the horse…”
“ and try something new!” Pierce Middle School
What Dead Horse Are You Riding? <ul><li>Not doing homework/classwork? </li></ul><ul><li>Not turning in work? </li></ul><ul...
What are you going to do to get your ‘giddy up’?
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If Youre Riding A Horse And It Dies

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A retelling of the dead horse story to motivate our students and explain our team philosophy.

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If Youre Riding A Horse And It Dies

  1. 1. If You’re Riding a Horse and it Dies, Get Off! Author Jim Grant and Char Forsten Illustrations by Nathan Bundy Adapted by Patricia Denton
  2. 2. “ That horse isn’t looking too good…” Pierce Middle School
  3. 3. “ Uh oh!” Pierce Middle School
  4. 4. “ Do you think a bigger whip will help?”
  5. 5. “ Has anyone thought of yelling at it?” Pierce Middle School
  6. 6. “ Maybe a different rider can get the horse going?”
  7. 7. “ The horse needs more positive motivation.
  8. 8. “ The more needs a new saddle! That will work!”
  9. 9. “ I think we should give the Horse a blueslip!”
  10. 10. “ The Horse needs more healthy food at lunch!”
  11. 11. “ Let’s try throwing more money at the problem.”
  12. 12. “ We should give it the M.E.A.P!” (Michigan Equine Assessment Program)
  13. 13. “ This horse is lazy! Send it to I.S.S.!”
  14. 14. “ I know what to do! If you’re riding a horse and it dies, get off the horse…”
  15. 15. “ and try something new!” Pierce Middle School
  16. 16. What Dead Horse Are You Riding? <ul><li>Not doing homework/classwork? </li></ul><ul><li>Not turning in work? </li></ul><ul><li>Not participating in class? </li></ul><ul><li>Not asking questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Not studying for tests? </li></ul><ul><li>Late to class? </li></ul><ul><li>Talking too much with friends during class? </li></ul><ul><li>Not using your planner? </li></ul>
  17. 17. What are you going to do to get your ‘giddy up’?

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