Beautiful Oops Drawings from Japan!


As a preschool teacher in Japan, Glyka noticed that her students felt upset and scared when they made mistakes drawing or when speaking English. No matter how many times she told them that making a mistake is a part of life, they didn’t believe her! That was until she read Beautiful Oops! 

The book encouraged Glyka’s students to not feel ashamed. Now, whenever a mistake is made, they say: “my beautiful oops, teacher” with a bright smile!

For their classroom project, Glyka and her students recycled some papers and drew on them with paint and markers. They used their imaginations and turned their oops into a beautiful poster!


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Beautiful Oops! The book that inspired the program

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