You don't need fancy equipment or a lot of room to get started making and inventing! Quinn uses recycled items, tape, glue, paper, and inexpensive craft supplies in their home makerspace.
Download this free guide to building your own makerspace. It is designed for kids to work semi-independently on finding and setting up their equipment, and includes maker challenges for home or school. Get creative!
Something Great is out in the world today! Find it at your favorite bookstore.
To celebrate this book birthday, here's an animated STEAM video explaining the science that Quinn discovers while playing and experimenting with Something Great. Enjoy!
I have two videos to share with you about drawing portraits! Both of these tie in with the portraits I drew of the young activists in NO VOICE TOO SMALL.
Watch my mini art class on visual storytelling in portraits, recommended for grades 3-8, This video is seven minutes long, and delves into a little bit of portraits in art history before introducing the #MeetTheArtist meme. I then walk you through how to create your own using my template or on a blank sheet of paper.
This second video is recommended for grades K-2, and is only three minutes long. Younger kids can watch me draw my own #MeetTheArtist cartoon self portrait, and then make their own!
Download the printable #MeetTheArtist drawing prompt page!
To meet the needs of teachers and students in 2020's constantly-changing school landscape, Lindsay H. Metcalf, Keila V. Dawson and I have created a flexible school author visit package for NO VOICE TOO SMALL. We have built this on-demand (asynchronous) library of videos, suitable for classroom or at-home use.
Many of the poets who contributed to NO VOICE TOO SMALL have created mini writing workshop videos, some have also recorded themselves reading their poem. I have learned so much from watching these master craftspeople talk about their creative process, and I hope you and your students will as well.
Because schools and families are in unique situations in 2020, we have developed multiple ways for you to access and use these free, on-demand materials in your classroom, for distance learning, or homeschool classrooms at home.
On Demand Distance Learning Resources
Flipgrid Book Club
Check out our NO VOICE TOO SMALL Flipgrid Book Club, where readers can watch and respond to poetry reading and writing workshop videos with their own recordings and writings! For privacy, teachers can copy this module into their own classroom Flipgrid sites.
Click here to download the standards-aligned (K-4) Educational Activity Guide.
Links for Use in Google Classroom
If you prefer to embed links into your own Google Classroom documents, we have gathered the links to all of the Writing Workshops and Poetry Reading videos that are currently live on You Tube into one google doc. Click here for NO VOICE TOO SMALL Distance Learning Links.
This is easily adaptable for the youngest of toddlers (think handprints!) through grade schoolers.
LOVE, MAMA inspired photo frame (v. 1)
1. Purchase unfinished wood heart frame from craft store. (About $1 each)