Lesson Plans from Kiki!

Currently, I am a contributing curriculum writer for Kiki magazine's education supplement. I have written over 30 activities for the supplements which are geared for libraries, after school clubs and scouting programs. I had fun creating this lesson about zodiac animals and Chinese calligraphy. South Korean artifacts, world travel diaries, neighborhood scavenger hunts and the stock market are some other lessons I've written with a social studies focus. Zodiac animals activity Zodiac animals activity Zodiac animals activity Zodiac animals activity

Bottle caps are all the rage with middle school children. In this lesson plan, participants celebrate children's book illustrations through bottle cap art. Gustav Klimt, costume design, and birthstone crown jewels are a few of the other activities I have created with an art theme. Bottle cap activity Bottle cap activity Bottle cap activity Bottle cap activity

In this activity, middle schoolers learn about teeth and discern how many permanent and baby teeth are in their mouths. Reflexology, UV indexes, perfume making and herb gardening are some of the other lesson plans I have made with a science premise. Bottle cap art lesson plan Bottle cap art lesson plan Bottle cap art lesson plan Bottle cap art lesson plan

Lesson Plan from Curiosity Creek!

According to its website, "Curiosity Creek is designed to inspire, inquiry, imagination and invention" for preK-3 children. I created a lesson plan for the website entitled My Adopted Tree. In this activity, first and second graders adopt a tree, generate questions and answers about the tree and create a song, story or poem to showcase their findings.

Lesson Plan from School Library Media Activities Monthly!

I co-authored several articles with Sharon Coatney for School Library Media Activities Monthly (now School Library Monthly). We wrote about implementing an annual living history program into the library media center. The first article in the three-part series focuses on John and Abigail Adams. living history activity living history activity living history activity living  history activity