Program Overview

Start with a Story Sky Color Overview

Start with a Story: Sky Color

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: Sky Color

Sky Color, by Peter H. Reynolds, is a delightful introduction into the topic of problem solving. In the story, Marisol demonstrates an important creative skill - how to see and respond to problems. We use this to invite students to practice seeing problems from new perspectives and finding the creative opportunities within them.

The 8+ lessons in Start with a Story: Sky Color reveals that a sweet story can be a strong jumping off point for empowering students to know they can solve problems that come their way, they can do it creatively, and everything they need is already inside them.

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.

Sky Color is the last of three books Peter H. Reynolds has named The Creatrilogy (The Dot, Ish, and Sky Color). Together, these 3 books lay a foundation for students to see themselves as unique, creative problem solvers, who have a lot to share with the world.

Annual Access to Curriculum = $50