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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Japanese Fish Art Lesson PlansPisces Indecision by Jeanette Jobson

Japan has an unusual artistic tradition: gyotaku, fish printing. The image above is “Pisces Indecision,” a print by Canadian artist Jeanette Jobson, who extends the technique beyond its traditional boundaries. Traditional Japanese fish art is an exciting art project with cross-curricular opportunities. Gyotaku began as a means for fishermen to… Continue reading

Chicken Little Lesson PlansChicken Little Lesson Plans

“Chicken Little” is a very good story for young students, with its high level of repetition and simple, cumulative story. But I also like it as a lead-in to disaster preparedness issues for the older ones. “Chicken Little” is also sometimes called “Chicken Licken.” It is even sometimes called “Henny… Continue reading

Twelve Dancing Princesses Lesson Plans12 Dancing Princesses

“The Twelve Dancing Princesses” is a story collected by the Brothers Grimm. Andrew Lang also collected a French version of this story in his Red Fairy Book, and you can read it here. Marianna Mayer has done a beautiful picture book of The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Rachel Isadora has… Continue reading

Cactus Classroom Theme

Choose a trendy theme for your classroom this year: a cactus classroom theme. It works with your cowboy classroom, makes a great starting point for a study of biomes, suits a Spanish class, and looks great! There are some very snazzy ready-made decoratives for a cactus theme this year. Eureka… 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

Hawaiian Music Lesson Plans

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