Spice Cabinet Stories, Part II: Hot Seating Interview

Several weeks ago, we shared a learning at-home activity, Spice Cabinet Stories, on this blog. It's time to reach into your spice cabinet (drawer, shelf, baggie) again for another round! This at-home learning activity uses the Creative Teaching strategy Hot Seating. You'll create and interview a character based on a spice. Watch this video for … Continue reading Spice Cabinet Stories, Part II: Hot Seating Interview

Learning At-Home Activity Handouts: Drama and Visual Art

Not all students have access to Internet at home. To contribute to the Austin ISD at-home learning packets that are being mailed to students across the district, we've created simple handouts. Thanks to the support of the Multilingual Education Team, these handouts are in both Spanish and English. In case Austin ISD educators and families … Continue reading Learning At-Home Activity Handouts: Drama and Visual Art

National Poetry Month: Image Capture Strategy Application

Strategy: Image CaptureAudience: 4th grade and upParticipants: This activity is for two or more people Instructions: Read this excerpt from the book, Rebound, by Kwame Alexander: Sometimes, I wishI was a superhero,superflylike QuicksilverSpeed-racingdown the courtsleek as a sports carfaster than NASCAR,leaving all my sadnessin the dust—far,far awayfrom now.Wish I could soarscorethrow downa monster dunklike I … Continue reading National Poetry Month: Image Capture Strategy Application

I am in a Creative Space: Songwriting Prompt

This week, we've been exploring how our space supports and inspires creativity. We can be creative anywhere! Today's songwriting prompt uses the lyrics to "Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: https://youtu.be/gb5MrZmOijE "Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," based on the music and lyrics of the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood theme song, shows appreciation for … Continue reading I am in a Creative Space: Songwriting Prompt