The Very Impatient Caterpillar.

I love being a book reviewer for Scholastic, and stop whatever I’m doing when a pre-released book arrives.

When (STEAM-friendly) The Very Impatient Caterpillar (Ross Burach) showed up, I giggled without reading a word. His books make us laugh. Burach’s story entertains us and naturally leads to a discussion about patience.

Head to Character First Education and check out their info, lessons and ideas about patience and be sure to include Robert Greenlaw’s Patience Song, “When the Time is Right” in your plans. Then head to Mrs. Harris’ art room to see her butterfly art project.

Not only will your kids produce great art, you’ll have a great lesson on patience, metamorphosis, symmetry and equal parts. I love how SEL + STEAM work together and I can’t wait to do all of this with my kids this spring.

Until then, I’ll have to be patient.