Program Overview

Start With a Story Sydney and Simon Overview

Start with a Story: Sydney and Simon

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: Sydney and Simon

Peter H. Reynolds collaborated with his twin Paul to create the Sydney and Simon books, a series about twin mice who learn valuable STEM and creativity lessons as they work together on projects.

Start with a Story: Sydney and Simon
provides fun ways for students to practice the same skills that Sydney and Simon do. Students will collaborate, create, design, observe, play, and prototype. Along the way, they will learn what it takes to be a good teammate and how to share their unique ideas. We hope you enjoy Start With a Story: Sydney and Simon.

Note: Licenses to Animation-ish and FabMaker Studio are recommended for two of the lessons but not required. If you would like to purchase autographed books by Peter H. Reynolds visit his online bookshop, The Dot Central.

Annual Access to Curriculum = $50