Program Overview

Start with a Story Be You Overview

Start with a Story: Be You!

Designed for informal/after-school learning settings, FableVision's Start with a Story program ties the works of New York Times best-selling author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds to hands-on and technology-based activities/projects. Lessons are typically 1-2 hours in length. While teachers can begin with any lesson, we encourage instructors to start with a book reading and an SEL activity and/or the team-building activity before moving onto animation, engineering, and/or journaling.

About Start with a Story: Be You!

Be You!, by Peter H. Reynolds, is the perfect introduction to self-awareness, a key component of social-emotional learning.
This book reminds us that we can all be many things. The 5 lessons in Start with a Story: Be You! highlight the concepts of knowing ourselves and our strengths, appreciating differences, and being original. As a bonus, this set of activities results in some fun visual representations of the uniqueness of each student in a classroom, and the beauty of all those amazing human beings belonging to the same community.

Note: Licenses to Animation-ish and FabMaker Studio are required for two of the lessons. If you would like to purchase autographed books by Peter H. Reynolds visit his online bookshop, The Dot Central.