STEM Education

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are greatly in demand in the modern work world. We can incorporate these fields of study into instructional units from preschool on and give our students the strong foundation they need.

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Juneteenth Lesson PlansJuneteenth classroom ideas

Happy Juneteenth! June 19th has been celebrated as African American Independence Day since 1865, when people in Galveston, Texas, celebrated the Emancipation Proclamation. You will have noticed that it was by that time a couple of years late. There are many different theories about why it took so long for… Continue reading

Little Red Riding Hood Lesson Plans

Little Red Riding Hood is one of the best known of the Perrault and Grimms fairy tales. In it, a little girl carries a basket of sustaining food and drink to her sick grandmother. She has been warned by her mother not to stray from the path, but she is… Continue reading

Dr. Seuss Classroom Theme

Theodor Seuss Geisel was a children’s author and illustrator whose special style makes a great classroom theme! His inspirational books can provide a good starting point for upper grades, and little kids love his goofy easy reading books. It’s easy to set up a Seuss classroom, because there are plenty… Continue reading

Toads and Diamonds Lesson Plans

“Toads and Diamonds” is another story from Charles Perrault. Picture books of the story are hard to find, though DK’s A First Book of Fairy Tales includes it. Read the story aloud and then have students retell the tale. For the class retelling, we like to divide the story into… Continue reading

Paul Bunyan Lesson PlansPaul Bunyan

The story of Paul Bunyan is an American folktale. It may be more proper to say that the stories of Paul Bunyan are American folktales, because there are quite a few of them, sometimes gathered together into a single long story, but sometimes not. Paul Bunyan is a folk hero among… Continue reading

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