Program Overview

TRIM Overview

Start with a Story: The Reflection in Me

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, digital 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: The Reflection in Me

A love letter to the self, The Reflection in Me teaches us to see and appreciate the beauty within us. This book models positive self-talk and helps us to see that we all have many strengths and positive qualities. This creates a jumping off point for students to explore the good in themselves and in others. It also creates opportunities to think about and play with mirrors and seeing things from other perspectives.

In this lesson pack, students get creative with “what if” thinking, similes, and reflections, both internal and external. We hope you enjoy Start with a Story: The Reflection in Me.

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