Dear Caterpillar- Science uses Creative Writing

Year of Production 2014

Run Time: 4:06 min

Insect biology met creative writing in the 1st-grade classroom of Joan Patton, a superb teacher. Bonus: right across the fence from her classroom door was a huge crown-flower bush, favored host plant of the monarch butterfly. We went from poetry to story to scroll to a published book, one copy for each student and one for the school library.




Take a look at the book we created from this 10-session residency.


I Wonder: When Will I Fly?

Year of Production: 2014

Running Time: 4:20


Teacher Joan Patton insisted on getting the finest work from these 1st-grade artists. The results were amazing.





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