Animal Spirit Coloring Book
May 11, 2016

Animal Spirit Coloring Book

One of my favorite projects to do with my eighth-grade students is the “Animal Spirit” project, which is inspired by the artwork by Sue Coccia (www.earthartinternational.com). This lesson has evolved since I discovered it years ago, during my student teaching. The original lesson plan came from Becky Levine, now retired from many successful years teaching […]

Integrating Art and Science with “Owl Moon”
September 10, 2015

Integrating Art and Science with “Owl Moon”

Owl Moon is a wonderful story of love and listening (Philomel Books; 1987). This quiet, gentle book—written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by John Schoenherr—has highly realistic images of a father and his little girl walking through nearby woods at night. And as the pair trudge through the deep snow “to find an owl,” the […]