These quick and easy-to-implement seasonal activities provide students with fun-filled learning experiences. The activities are related to a variety of winter themes and holidays such as snow, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and the 100th day of school. Reading and language activities include mini-books, letter matches, word play, vocabulary-builders, and comprehension stories. Math activities include seasonal subtraction, measuring mittens, and sorting hearts.
Teachers can let students read their way to the 100th day! This learning-packed collection of activities uses popular picture books to teach key math skills and concepts that support the NCTM standards. Includes book summaries, discussion ideas, activities that boost vocabulary and build reading and writing skills, ideas for exploring text features and story elements, ready-to-use morning message prompts, and more. Plus, easy-to-make manipulatives, interactive reproducibles, and poetry.
A poetry collection introducing animal architects that build remarkable structures in order to attract a mate and have babies. Many animals build something--a nest, tunnel, or web--in order to pair up, lay eggs, give birth, and otherwise perpetuate their species. Organized based on where creatures live--underground, in the water, on land, or in the air--twelve poems bring fish, insects, reptiles, mammals, and birds to life. Back matter includes more information about each animal. "A fine synthesis of poetry and science" — Kirkus Reviews “An inviting introduction to a dozen industrious creatures" — Publishers Weekly
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Product ID: CBP9781632896063
Grades: K - 4
Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary
File Size: 8.77 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781580897488
What does it mean to be equal? Mouse and her friends want to play tug-of-war but they can't figure out how to make teams that are equal. Nothing works until Mouse starts thinking mathematically. Wonderful illustrations capture Mouse and her animal friends from whiskers to tails.
In the 1950s, Dana struggles to live in two worlds - her Harlem neighborhood and the advanced school she attends - while staying true to herself. Irene Smalls and Colin Bootman team up in this heart-warming story of friendship, integration, opportunity, and hard choices. Awards: Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year; Honor Book in the 2004 Massachusetts Book Awards; Storytelling World Award Honor Title - Stories for Young Listeners.
Describes the purpose and history of lighthouses, how they work, who keeps them, and relates stories about famous American lighthouses.
Peter matched wits with the Multiplying Menace once before, but this time Rumpelstiltskin has changed the equation. With help from his sidekick, the witch Matilda, Rumpelstiltskin is dividing the kingdom into frogs. It's up to Peter and his dog, Zero, to find a solution that will break the Great Divide and bring everything back to normal.
Pippo began work on the dome in 1420. More than three hundred stonecutters, masons, and other laborers worked on the dome. They used an estimated seven hundred trees and seventy million pounds of marble, brick, stone, and mortar. The finished dome soars nearly 295 feet from the ground and took sixteen years to build.
In this adaptation of The Princess and the Pea, Ma Sally cooks the best black-eyed peas in Charleston County, South Carolina. Her son, John, is a highly eligible bachelor, and three local women vie for his hand in marriage by attempting to cook as well as Ma. At the last minute, a surprise contestant named Princess arrives at the door. Princess and John are well-matched, but Princess has her own ideas. When told she has won John’s hand, she asks him to scrub the pots and pans before she'll give him an answer. Her answer, it turns out, is that she wants to spend some time getting to know John first. Backmatter includes an author’s note and a recipe for Princess’s Black-eyed Peas. From the Hardcover edition.
Every night at midnight Mr. and Mrs. Noodleman hear mysterious Mooooooos on their farm. The eerie sound echoes through the chicken coop, and the hens don't lay any eggs. The novice farmers are at a loss; how can they banish the ghostly bovine visitor so their hens will lay eggs? Unexpected twists keep readers guessing.
The jasmine plant is Duke Cosimo de' Medici's most treasured possession - and he has gone to great pains to keep it all for himself. When the gardener Antonio clips a sprig of the forbidden jasmine for his love, he is sent to prison. Now brave Donatella, Antonio's beloved, is his only hope for freedom. Back matter describes Renaissance Florence and explains the origins of the Italian bridal tradition of wearing a sprig of jasmine on one's wedding dress. Based on a legend about the real Duke Cosimo.
As one child goes to bed, another is waking up on the other side of the world. Readers can lift the flap to see the same moment of time in different countries: the United States, Nigeria, Japan, Mexico, India, Thailand, Haiti, England, and Brazil.
Strong picture/text support, vocabulary development, directional words, mapping skills, figurative language, life science, organisms and their environments (pigs on a farm).
Acclaimed author Kathryn Lasky explores the nature of friendship in three delightful stories for beginning readers. Creative, impulsive Poodle and loyal, dependable Hound are an unexpected pair. Together they star gaze, plant a garden and prove that two very different individuals can not only be compatible, they can complement and help one another.
Lyrical descriptions, a lush historical backdrop, and colorful artwork tell the story behind Camille Saint-Saёns's composition of Danse macabre. Inspired by his visit to the underground catacombs of Paris, Saint-Saёns writes a chilling instrumental waltz. CD recording of Saint-Saёns's composition of Danse macabre included.
Based on a true story, Prisoner 88 is the story of ten-year-old Jake, sent to the Old Idaho Penitentiary in 1885 to serve a five-year sentence for manslaughter. Issues of racism, justice, literacy, and frontier life inform James's story, with a compelling first-person voice that instantly transports the reader to the 19th-century American West.
Based on the actual fire that swept through Columbia, South Carolina, Ocean of Fire details life in the South at the end of the American Civil War.
With more than 80 recipes for chocolate truffles & ganache, candies & cookies, sheets & other treats, you can open up a whole new world of deliciousness.
In this "biography of a single day," the burning of the White House by the British during the War of 1812 is told from the viewpoint of the people who were there, including First Lady Dolley Madison, a British officer, and a nine-year-old slave. Jane Sutcliffe draws upon first-person accounts to recreate a compelling chronology of the events of August 24, 1814.
Tips on nail care, products, and basic manicures (including a French one) help you keep your hands in tip-top shape. One thing’s for sure: with this art on your nails, you’ll never want to wear gloves again!
It’s time to eat healthy. Avoid all those chemicals, preservatives, and unhealthy ways to grow and raise our food. Here are some of our favorite dessert treats, and they are all organic. You’ll find delicious cookies, cakes, bars, treats for kids and adults, pops and snacks--all tantalizing and all 100% organic. There are complete cooking instructions, colorful photos of the how-to and the finished desserts, and everything you need to know to create your own.
Finally . . . here is the first and only book that visually tells us the intimate story of Peter, Paul, and Mary and their music, through their own words and with iconic images that follow their passionate, fifty-year journey to the center of America’s heart. The very best of thousands of photographs, many rare and never before published, taken over five decades by some of the world’s top photographers, follow them from their earliest performances in the 1960s, when Mary was the most desired, beautiful, and charismatic performer and a new role model for women.
Well-researched and rich with ghastly details, this third historical fiction novel in the Horrors of History series is based on the great influenza epidemic of 1918. Actual and fictionalized victims and survivors, like the young, heroic Barium and the concerned, wise Doctor Wilmer Krusen, help weave together a gripping account of how Philadelphia coped with the outbreak.
The fourth book in the Horrors of History historical fiction series follows several characters in Colorado in 1914, just before and during the Ludlow Massacre, which was an attack by the Colorado National Guard and Colorado Fuel & Iron Company camp guards on a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families.
Liam is a fourteen-year-old graffiti artist living in project housing in Minneapolis with his single mother and three younger siblings. When Liam’s estranged older brother coerces him to tag a graffiti symbol for a rival gang, Liam’s life is threatened. Due to his apathetic attitude in the classroom and on the baseball field, Liam’s private-school scholarship is also threatened. His mother decides to send him to Lake Michigan for the summer to live with her best friend, Kat, a sculptor and art teacher, Liam soon delves into the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Pablo Picasso, and his own personal aesthetics. He’s encouraged to consider his art seriously and how it might contribute to a greater community. Having to decide between staying with Kat and returning home to his siblings who need him, Liam’s story inspires him to reinvent himself for the better.
From fresh-from-scratch noodles to sauces to delicious fillings, Pasta offers recipes that are deliciously simple with easy-to-follow instructions for cooks of all skill levels. These are authentic recipes from renowned chef Carlo Lai that will surely tempt a wide-variety of diners and are easily concocted by even the most novice of cooks. Create to-die-for spaghetti carbonara, lasagna with salmon and zucchini, meat-stuffed tortellini, gnocchi gorgonzola, and much, much more. This is dining Italian-style . . . right at home. Buon Appetito!
Providing unique insight on how to respect nature's seasons and colors and which fish to pick when, Sushi Specials offers a delectable collection of advanced recipes. This vibrant collection also tackles techniques and skills that will enable aspiring sushi chefs to prepare the most amazing presentations that any restaurant would be proud to call their own.
Bar Stool Yoga features over 40 yoga poses, all photographed in a variety of alcoholic establishments. From local pubs to glitzy bars, the postures presented will challenge the fit and fabulous millenials and gen Xrs, while also appealing to their boomer parents and grandparents with some poses for flexibility and joint health. An ideal gift book, perfect for the hip, slick, and cool of all ages.
When a tiger cub escapes from a nature reserve near Neel’s island village, the rangers and villagers hurry to find her before the cub’s anxious mother follows suit and endangers them all. Mr. Gupta, a rich newcomer to the island, is also searching—he wants to sell the cub’s body parts on the black market. Neel and his sister, Rupa, resolve to find the cub first and bring her back to the reserve where she belongs.
In this Spanish translation of Leo Loves Baby Time, Leo loves to go to Baby Time with his mommy on Wednesdays. They sing songs. They play peekaboo. They wiggle and clap and kick their little legs. They zooooom to the moon! And, Leo's favorite thing: playing with the animals. Then everyone shares a cuddle and a story.
A new, interactive approach to storytime, The Whole Book Approach was developed in conjunction with the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and expert author Megan Dowd Lambert's graduate work in children's literature at Simmons College, offering a practical guide for reshaping storytime and getting kids to think with their eyes.
BFFs 4-Eva Show your friends how much you care—and add instant fashion to any outfit—with a friendship bracelet you can make yourself. Through clear, photographed instructions, learn to make 35 colorful and classic designs ranging from simple to complicated that require only basic materials and craft techniques like braiding, macramé, and weaving. With a variety of cool textures, beadwork, and knots, these friendship bracelets are chic and simple accessories for you and your best friend to wear on any occasion. On trend, these chic and fun friendship bracelet designs are perfect for fashionable friends.
With more than ﬁfty easy, creative, and sophisticated recipes, explore how this versatile confection can be utilized for any occasion. Make caramel the center of every meal with mouth-watering entrees like steak with caramel brandy sauce or chicken in cider caramel. Sweet desserts include caramel tiramisu, chocolate caramel truﬄes, and traditional classics like caramel corn and so caramel candies. No matter what the course, this book oﬀers straightforward recipes that are great to make, attractive to display, and endless fun to eat.