John Collier, The Sleeping Beauty

John Collier was from a prominent and talented family of Quakers in the late 1800’s. Quakers made a great contribution to ethical commercial ventures such as chocolate making and fine china. He was a Pre-Raphaelite painter – of romantic pictures of women with pale skin and long wavy reddish-brown hair.  …

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 …