You might have noticed that we’re big fans of Chris Grabenstein’s Lemoncello books around here. That’s because they’re chalk-ful of learning opportunities. There are so many ways that you can learn with these books – and that’s why I’ve written another series of lesson plans for Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics.
These lessons are different from any of the others I’ve written: instead of being a series of multidisciplinary research projects, these are all literacy- and STEM-related. Each project can be carried out multiple ways to best fit the learning style of your students the and space available.
These projects will test your students creativity and ability to work together. They will be challenged to solve puzzles, name books, and build contraptions to solve problems. Each project is directly related to one of Lemoncello’s Olympic tests for his heroes, and the packet includes printable medals that you can copy to distribute to your students.
These projects are perfect for public-schoolers and homeschoolers alike. They would work beautifully for a book club or for literature circles. They provide a way to celebrate the book and check for learning while having fun.
Isn’t that the most engaging and memorable kind of lesson?
If you haven’t read Chris Grabenstein’s books yet, start with these: