by Paul Karasik

I am the Development Director for a Charter School that I founded on Martha’s Vineyard with a few friends. Ours is a project-based, K-12 school now in its 15th year.

Our kindergarten teacher read her class Benny and Penny and the response of the five year-olds was so strong that she improvised a comics lesson directly after the reading. This teacher recognizes a teachable moment when she sees one! She was thrilled by the results and what they reinforced to 5 year-olds about sequencing and plotting.