Category: Children’s Book

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…

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…

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…