Summary Have you ever built a treehouse? Where did you build it? I bet it was in your backyard. Imagine building a treehouse in a public park. How would you accomplish that without anyone noticing? Especially when the park is in a busy city… Continue Reading “Up In The Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses Lesson Activity”
Read Hawks Kettle, Puffins Wheel and Other Poems of Birds in Flight to learn about animal behavior. Follow the illustration techniques to show movement when drawing animals.
Summary Can you guess what a murmuration is? The image above might give you a hint. A murmuration occurs when starlings fly together and change direction in a fluid movement. Their flight pattern looks like a choreographed dance that fills the sky with swarming… Continue Reading “One Dark Bird Activity”
Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor Summary Watch out! This is the story of a girl with very unusual guests to her tea parties…reptiles! Yes, Joan Procter was a pioneer in the field of woman scientists. She was fascinated by reptiles, and was often joined by… Continue Reading “Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor – The Woman Who Loved Reptiles Lesson Activity”
Smile: How Young Charlie Chaplin Taught the World to Laugh (and Cry) Summary What would happen if you showed a silhouette of Charlie Chaplin to different generations? Just his outline. No name or labels. I bet older people will call out Chaplin’s name, but… Continue Reading “Smile: How Young Charlie Chaplin Taught the World To Laugh (and Cry) Lesson Activity”
Hello Lighthouse Summary With contemplative illustrations and word structure, Sophie Blackall tells the story of a lighthouse. Her creative talents shine with her ability to portray simultaneous events. We see the life of a lighthouse keeper contained in circles surrounded by rope. The evocative… Continue Reading “Hello Lighthouse Lesson Activity”
Learners make global connections by comparing and contrasting views from around the world.
Snails Are Just My Speed Summary Do you have the book Snails Are Just My Speed! by Kevin McCloskey in your collection? If not, I highly recommend getting a few copies. Learners and educators are going to love this book. As the stamp on the left-hand… Continue Reading “Snails Are Just My Speed! Lesson Activity”