Category: Children’s Book

Midyear check in

Reflection is casting back a light or showing an image. My vision for this year has been to write a nonfiction children’s picture book with a science, technology, engineering and math theme for children in grades K-3 and work to have a completed children’s… Continue Reading “Midyear check in”

Attending SCBWI Beach Retreat in San Simeon Jump Started My Year of Writing

January is a time of new beginnings.  We make promises and resolutions to ourselves that are often broken within the first two weeks. My personal resolution for the 2020 year is to write more often. Or if I am not writing then I must… Continue Reading “Attending SCBWI Beach Retreat in San Simeon Jump Started My Year of Writing”

Presenting on the STEAM Stage during Orange County Children’s Book Festival Oct. 6, 2019 at 10:45 AM & 2:05 PM

STEM for 4 year olds

On April 20, 2019 at 11 AM at Playa Vista Library, I spoke with a group of children and their parents. The goals of my presentation were two-fold including: providing an engaging and edifying experience for the children; and giving the parents an opportunity… Continue Reading “STEM for 4 year olds”

OC Children’s Book Festival September 30, 9:30-4:00 PM Orange Coast College

LA Times Festival of Books

Flier for Upcoming Event Redondo Beach Library Feb. 24, 2018

 

Kindergarten Lessons Ain’t what they use to be. Part III of my blog series about the STEM 5-E Lesson Plan.

The first 3 phases of the 5-E Lesson Plan (Engage, Explore, and Explain) prepare the students for phase 4 – Elaborate. In this stage of the 5 E’s students will expand their conceptual understanding of the content of the lesson. They should develop a… Continue Reading “Kindergarten Lessons Ain’t what they use to be. Part III of my blog series about the STEM 5-E Lesson Plan.”

Kindergarten Lessons Ain’t What They Use to Be. Part II of My Blog Series about the STEM 5-E Lesson Plan.

Howard Gardener’s definition of intelligence uses 3 primary and overarching categories: ability to create an effective product or service that is valued in a culture set of skills that make it possible for a person to solve problems in life the potential for finding… Continue Reading “Kindergarten Lessons Ain’t What They Use to Be. Part II of My Blog Series about the STEM 5-E Lesson Plan.”

Kindergarten lessons ain’t what they use to be. Part I of My Blog Series about the STEM 5-E Lesson Plan.

Finger painting and building blocks were the staples of Baby Boomer’s kindergarten classrooms across the US throughout the 1950’s and 60’s. But if you visit a kindergarten classroom in Los Angeles, New York, Miami or Chicago in 2016, you will find a much different environment,… Continue Reading “Kindergarten lessons ain’t what they use to be. Part I of My Blog Series about the STEM 5-E Lesson Plan.”