Hang up this powerful poster by Peter H. Reynolds to inspire your students. It’s important to keep in mind that the journey towards even the biggest dream starts with a small first step. Encourage your students to start small — but to always dream BIG!
This poster will be available for free until May 31, 2013. After that, you will be able to find it in the growing collection of posters in our online store. Enjoy!
Earth Day is celebrated all around the world on April 22nd, in appreciation of our planet’s natural environment. Started in 1970, Earth Day is now observed by over 1 billion people each year, in 192 countries! Earth Day falls on a Sunday this year, but there are many opportunities to weave creative activities into your lessons. You can celebrate Earth Day this week or next week — or save activity ideas for another time when you’d like your students to think about the wonderful planet we call home!
One great way for students to celebrate Earth Day is by creating an animation using a program like Animation-ish. Here are some fun Animation-ish films that show how students can use art to think about our planet and nature.
Animation by Drake Shaberg
Animation by Kristin Spath
Animation by Kristin Spath
Why not have your students try something similar? If you don’t own Animation-ish, consider exploring the free 15-day trial.
You can also commemorate Earth Day by having students create some great writing projects about nature. If you own Stationery Studio, open a nature-themed shape or border and ask students to write about the earth. Here are just two samples created with the software:
Our website offers a trial version of Stationery Studio with select borders and shapes, so consider giving it a try!
How will you be celebrating Earth Day this year? Do you have suggestions of clever ways of incorporating art and writing into science lessons?
Peter H. Reynolds created these printable posters as a message for children to help deal with the tragic events that took place in Boston on April 15th — but it really is a reminder for all of us. Peter encourages you to share, print, and have children add their “light” to the black and white version of the poster. It is his gift to you.
Our hearts go out to the many people who were affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families — may they be surrounded by light, comfort, and peace in the coming days and weeks.
April is Autism Awareness Month, and we have some great resources to help you explore diversity and discuss inclusion with your students.
First, visit our I’m Here website to check out the animated film and book created by Peter H. Reynolds, FableVision Founder and NY Times best-selling author and illustrator. You can watch the free film online with your students today!
Written about a boy on the autism spectrum, I’m Here features a strong anti-bullying message and reminds us that all children — and the friendships they make — can take flight in unexpected ways. Consider adding this powerful book to your library!
Also, don’t miss the FREE I’m Here Educator’s Activity Guide, written by SARRC (The Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center) and designed by FableVision Learning. This guide comes with several detailed activities that will help you explore the themes of I’m Here with your students.