Program Overview

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Start with a Story: Rose's Garden

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: Rose's Garden

The story of Rose’s Garden, by Peter H. Reynolds, is a lovely example of what can happen with a little patience and collaboration.
Through the 5+ lessons of Start with a Story: Rose's Garden, we have focused on these concepts along with the creativity skill being open so that we can appreciate each other. Students also learn about the incremental nature of animation, which inherently requires patience but has a big reward. Just like Rose in the book, students get the opportunity to practice patience and also create beautiful things in this set of activities.

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