Description : Everything you need to create exciting thematic science units can be found in these handy guides. Developed for educators who want to take an integrated approach, these guides contain resource lists, reading selections, and activities that can be easily pulled together for units on virtually any science topic. Chapters identify and describe comprehensive teaching resources (nonfiction) and related fiction reading selections, then detail hands-on science and extension activities that help students learn the scientific method and build learning across the curriculum.
Description : Make nature an integral part of the classroom! With rising childhood obesity rates and children’s heavy use of electronics, the need for quality time in nature is greater than ever. Put away gadgets, turn off screens, and discover all that the natural world has to offer. Celebrate Nature! is filled with hands-on activities to revive children’s connections with nature. Each seasonal section—autumn, winter, spring, and summer—introduces seven themes with countless ways to integrate nature into the classroom. Chapters encourage reflection of your own memories of the seasons and provide activities that address science and discovery, math, blocks and building, language arts, reading, writing, dramatic play, art, and music. Also included are sample letters and suggested at-home activities to support family participation in this important learning. Angela Schmidt Fishbaugh is a pre-kindergarten teacher and certified K–12 art teacher. She leads workshops and seminars focused on the topics of balance, wellness, and educating today's youth.
Description : Written expressly for early childhood educators, and those who support their professional development, this handbook distills essential knowledge about how to help all PreK-3 learners succeed. Leading experts describe doable ways to create effective learning environments and implement instructional practices with a strong evidence base. Engaging vignettes illustrate discussions of such topics as differentiated instruction, response to intervention, the Common Core standards, social and emotional learning, assessment, and teaching across the curriculum. Each chapter links cutting-edge research to practical applications, examples, and professional development activities.
Description : Provides advice on selecting nonfiction, discusses using nonfiction for reading aloud, and recommends titles and related works in a variety of subject areas, from "Adoption" to "Wounds and injuries," as well as biographies of people from Sojourner Truth to Helen Keller
Description : Imaginative ideas and activities for popular children's books involve kids in music, pantomime, cooking, math, storytelling, geography, and much more! Provides bulletin board ideas, reproducibles, and answer key.
Description : Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
Description : Illustrated articles, stories, and poems, grouped thematically in fifteen volumes under titles including "World and space,""About animals,""How things work," and "Make and do."