Back-to-School with the StoryBots!

Wait…it’s that time already?! The floors have been waxed, the dollar stores have been raided, and your bulletin boards are ready to emerge from their summer slumber.

At StoryBots HQ we’ve collected a few resources that will help make back-to-school season a little easier (and much more exciting).

Activity PacketBlue Banner Single

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This activity packet features craft ideas, writing practice, a calendar, bookmarks, and coloring pages. Print out the first week of school for in-school activities, or send home with students to encourage at-home learning!

BookmarksBlue Banner Single

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Reading should be a daily habit! Encourage even the youngest readers to mark their spots with our StoryBots bookmarks. Don’t forget to write names on the back!

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Encourage your learners to try their best everyday, plus spruce up your classroom! Our Poster Pack includes 5 different designs you can print on standards US Letter paper.

CertificatesBlue Banner Single

 

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Whether you’re saying congratulations for a successful first week, celebrating a birthday, or highlighting the student-of-the-week, these certificates come in handy.

Classroom PassesBlue Banner Single

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Print these passes and don’t forget to laminate! Includes one hall pass, bathroom pass, library pass, and a blank pass to customize.


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•Use our Art Pack!• 

Make your class a StoryBots party with our Art Pack. Use these images on your teacher-created materials, bulletin boards, and classroom signage. Share your classroom creations with us on Twitter and Instagram!


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Join the StoryBots Teacher Panel

Are you a StoryBots Rockstar? Join our StoryBots Teacher Panel to test out beta updates, provide helpful feedback, and be the first to know about upcoming events (both online and in-person).

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I’m super excited about back-to-school! If there’s anything we can help with, let us know!

Welcome Back,

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StoryBots Summer STEM Challenge: Boats

Boat STEM Challenge

Hoist the anchor, hold the mainstay, and grab a pool noodle! Our last #summerSTEMchallenge is all about buoyancy, and it’s made with materials you probably already have at home!

Challenge: Create a boat and find out how much weight your boat can hold without sinking.

Materials:

Step 1: Cut the noodle

👩‍👧 This is a grown-up job. Using a craft knife (we used a bread knife!) cut a 1 inch disk off the noodle.

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Step 2: Set the sails

Print out the StoryBots Sails and tape a stick to the back (we used coffee stirrers).

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Step 3: Put it all together

Insert the sail firmly into the noodle.

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Step 4: Experiment time!

Try out your boat in a kiddie pool, the sink, the tub, or a shallow tub. How can you make this project even better?

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Extension Ideas

Try out these extension ideas:

  • How can you change the sail to improve your boat?
  • How many pennies (or other cargo) can your boat hold?
  • Can you add a motor?

Where are you sailing YOUR boat? In the bathtub? The ocean? In your cereal? Let us know and include #summerSTEMchallenge on Instagram and Twitter! Don’t forget to tag us, @StoryBots!

Hope your summer is full of curiosity, questions, and some really silly songs. You can find even more fun stuff at StoryBots.com!

Ask the StoryBots and StoryBots Super Songs are streaming all-summer on Netflix. Check it out!

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Let’s Make Fuzzy StoryBots

At StoryBots HQ, we were looking for a craft that was easy and didn’t require many materials! So we headed down to our dollar store to find some supplies and…ta-daaa!…we found these pipe cleaners. This summer craft can end up being so many things too. Try making animals, shapes, or even your name! However, our fuzzy pipe cleaners are about to turn into our StoryBots friends: Bang, Bing, Beep, Boop, and Bo!

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Step 1: Supplies!

We used pipe cleaners to make our fuzzy StoryBots! They are easy to cut, but be careful wit the cut edges. You can also use nail clippers (so you don’t dull your scissors).

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