Large patterns for numerals 1 to 10 and pieces for making the numbers into an art project along with a poem for each number makes numeral recognition and counting lots of fun. Eight basic shapes also turn into imaginative characters to reinforce shape recognition. Fifteen file folder games teach numerals, number words, sets, counting, shape words, shape identification, and a simple tangram type game.
Use favorite read-alouds to kick off hands-on activities that teach basic colors and shapes. Each developmentally appropriate lesson includes clear, easy-to-follow instructions for reading about, talking about and creating artwork that is all about these fundamentals of early childhood learning. Bonus section features simple scissor skills activities. Award certificates included too!
When Zachary forgets his homework assignment, readers will be amazed at what he is able to accomplish with what he finds in his pocket.
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Product ID: CBP9781607341239
Grades: Grades K - 5
Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary, Intermediate, Middle School
File Size: 4.36 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Digital Book): 9781607341239
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781570918759
Spanish text follows a reluctant Sarah Jane Hartwell as she gets ready for her first day of school. Funny illustrations and a surprise ending will keep readers in stitches.
Everyone knows that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach just before diving into a new situation. Sarah Jane Hartwell is scared and doesn't want to start over at a new school. She doesn't know anybody, and nobody knows her. It will be awful. She just knows it. With much prodding from Mr. Hartwell, Sarah Jane reluctantly pulls herself together and goes to school. She is quickly befriended by Mrs. Burton, who helps smooth her jittery transition. This charming and familiar story will delight readers with its surprise ending. Fun, energetic illustrations brighten page after page with the busy antics surrounding Sarah Jane. First Day Jitters is an enchanting story that is sure to be treasured by anyone who has every anticipated a first day of school.
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.
After the American Revolution, our country was anything but unified. Using the conceit of a school play, Unite or Die traces the challenges, conflicts, and compromises that shaped the United States Constitution and brought unity to the states. This accessible introduction to the drafting of the Constitution features exuberant illustrations and an engaging style suitable for reader's theater.
Sir Cumference is back, and this time the castle cook is sick—right when the annual Harvest Faire sweet is needed. Lady Di contacts two bakers in town, Pia of Chartres and Bart Graf, to see who makes the best dessert. When both Pia's pies and Bart's cookies prove delicious, a contest ensues. The methods Pia and Bart initially use to track their votes fail them, so they develop better systems—Pia places a candy around the edges of a pie dough (like a pie chart), and Bart stacks up cookie tins (making a 3D bar graph). When there's a tie, the two chefs cook up a hybrid dessert that delights Sir Cumference and Lady Di, just in time for the Faire.
As a young boy, Pythagoras's curiosity leads him to make an important mathematical discovery - the Pythagorean Theorem.
Sir Cumference and Lady Di planned a surprise birthday party for King Arthur, but they didn't expect so many guests to show up. How many lunches will they need? And with more guests arriving by the minute, what about dinner? Sir Cumference and Lady Di have to figure out a quick way to count the guests to bring order to the party. Sir Cumference and his friends have been entertaining young and old alike for years as they introduce important math concepts with clarity and humor.
The Christmas tree tradition has roots in many ancient cultures. Originally, it had little to do with gift-giving, reindeer, or elves. O Christmas Tree explores the history and traditions - from the tree's origins to the first tree lights and decorations - that led to how people enjoy these trees today. Also includes information about how these special evergreens are grown. Beautiful illustrations capture the magic and festivity of the holiday season.
Mrs. Sarah Jane Hartwell, last seen in First Day Jitters, has set-up a classroom post office as part of her letter-writing curriculum. From missing class pets to science experiments gone awry, follow the hilarious antics of Mrs. Hartwell's class in letters written throughout the school year.
Waste not, want not. Poop gets a bad rap, but it's really very cool and useful. Animals use poop in many different ways: to trick predators and prey, send messages, feed themselves and their babies, build homes, mark their territories, and more. Young readers will discover why rabbits, hamsters, pigs and gorillas eat their own feces (gross!), why some ground-nesting birds circle their eggs with poop, and how caterpillars can build umbrellas made of poop to hide under. There are so many ways to use poop, it is a shame to waste it. Fun facts and amazing photos make this the coolest book about poop on a young scientist's bookshelf.
When Steward Edmund Rounds and Sir Cumference notice that there are strangers camped nearby, Rounds II decides to investigate despite being involved with the task of learning how to make accurate counts of the castle's stores of food, supplies, and weaponry. When he reports back that an enemy is lying in wait, everyone moves quickly to defend the castle. But wait! Will Rounds II be able to figure out how many bows and arrows they have to create an appropriate battle plan? Using rounding techniques to figure out the totals more quickly, Rounds II is just in time to help stave off a potentially disastrous attack.
Joe Dumpty, Humpty's brother and private detective, thinks Humpty Dumpty's fall was no accident. But who would have pushed him? Was it Little Miss Muffet? Old Mother Hubbard? Chicken Little? Joe has until five o'clock to question characters and catch the culprit.
When a farm girl starts cooking, all the animals want to help. The cow contributes milk, the hen offers eggs, and even the duck makes a special trip to the market. Key English words change to Spanish as the story builds to a delicious ending.
Tony Johnston's The Barn Owls recalls in quiet tones the memory of a barn that has stood alone in a wheat field for one hundred years at least. The owls have nested there and have hunted in the fields and circled in the night skies as time slowly slipped by. Every night, as the moon rises, a barn owl awakens and flies out to hunt. Feathered against the endless starry night, he swoops and sails to the darkened wheat field below and catches a mouse in his nimble talons. With outstretched wings, this barn owl returns to his barn nest and his hungry family, repeating the ageless ritual his ancestors have practiced here, in this barn, for at least one hundred years.Following the life cycle of the barn owl, this gentle poem evokes a sense of warm sunshine and envelopes readers with the memory of the scent of a wheat field.
Why does the Moon seem to change shape from night to night? In this unique book, innovative die-cuts and playful poetry introduce the names and shapes of the lunar phases to explain the role light and shadow play in this transformation. Award: Book Links "Lasting Connections"
Through lively, accessible verse, readers identify recognizable careers that are fundamental to most communities. Look on and below seven clotheslines and spot colorful items, including the mail carrier's uniform, the artist's brushes, and the chef's apron. Then turn the page to learn which professionals wear and use the special gear in the jobs they do. Clever illustrations show the workers helping one another, and in the end, everyone joins together for a celebration that is out of this world.
Told in the first person, the narrator describes the ocean as she experiences it through her five senses.
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.