Students create endless combinations of words, sentences, and equations with these cards. The double-sided cards have notches at the ends to connect them. Number and letter card sets are available.
PreK–K, $12.95 each. Workman, (800) 722-7202, www.workman.com.
Use this book to start a discussion with your students about treating each other with kindness. The story is about a camel who is lost and afraid of the dark. Dromedary meets an owl who stays with him through the night and helps him learn to be brave.
Ages 3–9, $17.95. Poetic Moves Publishing, www.poeticmoves.net.
Penelope Parker lives with penguins. In fact, she has penguins from all over the world. Readers count, compare, and contrast the penguin species as they learn geography with this book.
Ages 4–9, $9.95. Sylvan Dell Publishing, (877) 243-3457, www.SylvanDellPublishing.com.
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Inspire your students to build a better world while teaching them about world neighbors, hunger, poverty, and sustainable development with free standards-based curriculum materials. For preschool through grade 6, the kit includes posters, maps, videos, and action ideas enrich your lesson plans. Go to www.heifer.org/learning to download the components or to order a kit.
Funky foods? Super sports? Outrageous oddities? Students will be amazed at the facts found in these puzzle books. Each features true stories that will astonish readers, and there's and a different puzzle—including crosswords, math logic, word searches, patterning, and more—on almost every page.
Ages 8 and up, $9.99 each. Carson-Dellosa Publishing, (800) 321-0943, carsondellosa.com.
Help your students read, write, draw, imagine, and create their way to better critical-thinking skills! The activities in this book have several levels of student involvement, making them useful for multiple skill levels.
Grades 4–8, $12.95. Lorenz Educational Press, (800) 444-1144, www.lorenzeducationalpress.com.
Put children in charge of their learning! This kit includes six customizable classroom gameboards, game chips, dice, reproducible game cards, a task card, and an answer key that kids can use to develop their own review games based on lesson content.
Grades 1–3, $20.20. Really Good Stuff, Inc.; (800) 366-1920; www.reallygoodstuff.com.
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Did you know that fabric can be recycled, much like cans, glass, and paper? It's true! Teach your students "Donate. Recycle. Don't Throw Away" with free skill-based worksheets and activities from Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles (SMART). Visit www.themailbox.com/smart. When you download the activities, you can also enter to win a $500 classroom grant! Plus you'll find information about a poster contest in which students create a design based on the "Donate. Recycle. Don't Throw Away" slogan; the winner's work will be printed on posters and T-shirts made from recycled materials. Take a look!
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