The educator in me loves visiting schools and discovering the ways that librarians and teachers have extended the learning around my books.
Here is a gallery of wonderful ideas created by your colleagues that you may find inspiring should you introduce my books to your students. Click on any of the photos to begin.
I’ve seen different variations on this handout. With this one, only the dragon and the frame are part of the photocopy
For “A Fish Named Glub”, the librarian made photocopies of empty fishbowls and the children decided what dream Glub would have.
In this variation, students simply drew and wrote what their dreams were. Then the teacher responded.
The JCC preschool in Vancouver (headed by one of my wonderful ECE teachers) spent several weeks exploring the themes of Pussycat, Pussy, Where Have You Been?
A puppet theatre was set up to reflect the storytelling acted out by the little girl and her cat in the book.
Looking at the line: “If life is a circus why wait to begin” in “Pussycat, Pussycat”
Since the pussycat in the story goes all over the world, children made their own maps.
“The kindness of stranger gave warmth to my nights” from “Pussycat, Pussycat”
Strathcona Elem. in Vancouver used “Dream Boats” as a focus for a meditation.
One of my ideas when teaching fractured fairy tales like “Such a Prince” or “Things Are Looking Grimm, Jill”
With very little help in the template, students explored the “Alphabetter” concept.
Another example of play with the “Alphabetter” concept
The collage art covers of “Things Are Looking Grimm, Jill” inspired this teacher’s idea.
Nothing makes an author happier than a bunch of cards in the mail after a school visit.
Following the nursery rhyme construction of “Pussycat, Pussycat”