Our Projects

Take a look at some of our projects. If you work with or have young people in your life, feel free to download and use the resources with them. Don’t hesitate to share with others. We just ask you credit Room 228. Read away!

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It’s Just So…Book Series by Brenda Faatz and Peter Trimarco

This educator (and parent!) guide includes a variety of hands-on, creative, and fun ways to interact with the It’s Just So… picture book series written and illustrated by Brenda Faatz and Peter Trimarco. The interdisciplinary activities in this guide welcome and encourage all styles of learners to explore the concepts in the specific titles and in the series as a whole while also offering virtual learning adaptations (Virtual Boosts) and suggestions for reaching learners of a variety of ages (Enrichment Extras). Theater, dance, art, writing, and other experiential activities abound! The protagonist of this series, Lizzy, is imaginative, expressive, relatable, and oh so lovable.

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Educational Bundle for Can I Play Too? by Samantha Cotterill

Samantha Cotterill’s Little Senses books are created with love for any kid who sometimes feels anxious or overwhelmed, but especially for kids who are on the autism spectrum and/or have sensory issues. This Can I Play Too? educational bundle has support resources for families, educators, and communities who work with young people. It includes a poster, bookmarks with resource links, activity cards, and a mini feelings draw reproducible. We hope you can use the bundle, the Can I Play Too? picture book and the entire Little Senses series to support social and empathy skills in the young people in your life.

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Educator Guide for Deepfake by Sarah Darer Littman

Right on time, Littman’s book explores what happens when the truth seems right beyond your fingertips and students’ lives get disrupted by algorithms. Through this guide, students will be able to explore and discuss how our world is shaped by the technology we create. Topics range from digital citizenship to competition in schools. What happens when we put our trust in what we see, but forget that all we see may not be real?

 

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Teaching Guide for I AM series by Susan Verde and Peter Reynolds

Here is a guide for how to use the beloved books: I AM YOGA, I AM PEACE, I AM HUMAN and I AM LOVE in classrooms or at home to celebrate mindfulness, creativity and human connection with children. These NY Times Bestsellers have become a go to for teachers and parents all over the country. This guide is full of ways to help students express their feelings through movement, discussion questions, activities and more.  The books are an essential addition to everyone’s library.

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Classroom Guide for MAX EINSTEIN – THE GENIUS EXPERIMENT (Book One)

This guide is full of interdisciplinary hands on activities that connect to multiple subject matters.  Our expert educator, Michelle Assaad, uses her experiences as a middle school STEAM specialist to find the most engaging ways to bring students into the world of Max Einstein.  An immediate NY Times #1 Bestseller, “Max is a heroine for the modern age and will be looked up to by readers for generations to come.”  We couldn’t agree more!

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