New Bumblebee Publication

Kids and educators intrigued by my book The Bumblebee Queen, there’s finally a truly great publication I can send you to for follow up. This has been on my wish-some-expert-would-write-this dream list for years. Hooray for USDA and all the authors involved!...

Bumblebee Poetry and Nonfiction Writing at Midway Elem

Read The Bumblebee Queen. Pull out the chewiest, most evocative vocabulary and put it on sticky notes. Then move around the words to make a poem of your own. This is one of the activities done at Midway Elementary in Lexington, SC. by Mrs. Huff’s and Mrs. Crapps...

Bumblebee Math

Here are some ideas, sketched out, for what educators might do with the book, THE BUMBLEBEE QUEEN.      BUMBLEBEE MATH  (A mathematical look at The Bumblebee Queen by April Pulley Sayre)    BEING A MATH DETECTIVE (Building number literacy and sensitivity)    After a...

Bumblebee Queen Math

For a teacher’s workshop recently, I was asked to share some ideas about using THE BUMBLEBEE QUEEN (Charlesbridge) in the context of math. Below are some of my informal ideas. I’m sure they will spark lots more activities in educators out there. Let me...