Yesterday I took advantage of the sunny weather to head over to Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts to pick up some of their heirloom seeds for school. I haven't visited in about a year or two and was thrilled to see the additions they've made. The place was filled with hands-on exhibits for children with weaving, butter churning and wood stacking being just a few of the activities.
Hi folks. I have been running across all sorts of super resources lately and I have to share them with you! First up, (actually the only one up for today) is Stationary Studio, a super writing resource created by Peggy Healy Stearns, Ph.D. and the fabulous folks at FableVision.
TEACHER FEATURE: AMY BORRELL What's your favorite time of year to teach? What's your favorite resource? Not surprisingly, I am a big fan of online activities. A few of my favorites are:
As part of an ongoing effort to build connections among this fabulous group of educators, we thought you might like to know more about each other. Keep your eyes open for this regular "Teacher Feature."
What's your favorite picture book?
When I was in the classroom, I liked late fall/early winter. At that point, I felt we had gelled as a class, but still had some of that "fresh new school year" energy.
TEACHER FEATURE: AMY BORRELL
What's your favorite time of year to teach?
What's your favorite resource?
Not surprisingly, I am a big fan of online activities. A few of my favorites are:
I noticed that a lot of teachers have been viewing my I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! lesson plan and I thought with Read Across America coming our way I'd toss out another resource or two. The Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Springfield Museums is absolutely incredible. While it might be a bit chilly to visit right now, you can pop on over to the website to check out Horton, Thidwick and that good old baddie, The Grinch.
Another super resource is The Seuss, the Whole Seuss and Nothing But the Seuss: A Visual Biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel. Richard Cohen provides a detailed and insightful look at the life of Dr. Seuss in this well illustrated book. Here's the hitch. I think it might be out of print so you'll have to make do with a used copy, but it's worth it.
OK all you Seussians. I'm taking off for Whoville.