I'm so inspired by kids, everyday. I'm inspired by how they think, how they discover, how they believe, how they exude compassion, how they can and do change the world. The stories of these young entrepeneurs are more than amazing.
As teachers, we are constantly looking for new ideas to engage our learners beyond textbooks, and create extension activities for those who are moving fast or need a different path to content. We see ideas everywhere! The two "How to Draw..." images of a panda and koala came from the inside of my kids' cereal boxes. Thank you Nature's Path.
During a recent snow day, my five-year-old daughter started drawing the panda on her magna-doodle. Pretty soon she was transforming the original drawing ideas into a "dancing panda," adding bamboo for it to eat, and asking questions about pandas. So of course, I did a google search about pandas and stumbled across a few live panda cam sources.