Program Overview

Start with a Story Our Table Overview

Start with a Story: Our Table

Designed for all learning environments, the Start with a Story program ties the works of New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds to hands-on SEL, literacy and STEAM activities. Each lesson pack focuses on one book and includes five or more lessons to inspire creative learning and story activation for students in grades k-5. While teachers can begin with any lesson, we encourage instructors to start with a book reading and an SEL activity and/or the team-building activity before moving onto animation, engineering, and/or journaling.

About Start with a Story: Our Table

Our Table, by Peter H. Reynolds, reminds us that connecting with our loved ones is what really matters in life. Through the 6+ lessons of Start with a Story: Our Table, students reflect on their own families and loved ones, write about positive memories, and find new ways to make connections with the people in their lives. These activities remind us that we all have people with whom we can feel like we belong, and it is important to nurture those relationships.

Note: Licenses to Animation-ish and FabMaker Studio are recommended for two of the lessons. If you would like to purchase autographed books by Peter H. Reynolds visit his online bookshop, The Dot Central.

Annual Access to Curriculum = $50