Let’s Go Make No Angels

Experiences with snow – at home, on a mountain, at school etc. Include building things or making things with snow. Fun things we do in winter – even if it isn’t snowing, winter is fun. Stories of Christmas time celebrations, foods, and traditions in my life. Share this post on …

Goldie and the Three Hares

The Hare family is having dinner when Goldilocks, fleeing from the three bears, falls down the hole. Having hurt her foot, she remains as a guest, but is a terrible one. How can the Hare family get rid of her? There is a complete set of teaching ideas for this …

Man Riding Chicken

Tell the story of this adventure. What happened before this, what is happening now, what will happen next. Tell a story from the point of view of the chicken. Tell what you know (or have experienced, or both) of animals that humans really can ride on – horses, elephants, camels, …

The Computer Ate My Homework

My computer ate my homework Yes, it’s troublesome, but true Though it didn’t gnaw or nibble And it didn’t chomp or chew. I would guess it was a virus Or it could have been a worm, That deleted every bit Kenn Nesbitt   Homework Stories – problems, likes, hates. Me …

Don’t Cry Over Spilt Milk

Discuss with students what it means – that you should not spend your time worrying over things in the past that can’t be changed or undone. Stories about something in the past you regret but can’t fix. Stories about spilling things, spoiling food, ruining an object – on purpose or …

Juan Honore Fragonard, The Swing

Fragonard lived in the 1700’s. His style is called Rococo – full of exuberant detail. For over 50 years his work was so completely ignored that a 1873 history of art doesn’t even mention his name. Now though he is considered one of France’s greatest artists. The Swing is one …

Ate Your Hamster

Stories about pets I have had that were not a cat or a dog (hamster, bird, chipmunk, turtle, chick, crow, etc.) The death of a pet, (or pets.) Stories of strange foods I have eaten – what, where, when, etc. Share this post on Facebook

Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein

Mary Shelley is the 18 year old author of Frankenstein (Or the Modern Prometheus) and this is the story of how, on a stormy night, in 1816, in a gathering of recognized Romantic period geniuses, she began to write this story which is the inspiration of the entire gothic horror …