Writer and creator of the Kindergarten for Teachers and Parents website; Susan Case, has come up with a great new book that shares her years of experience in early education. Helpful, funny and packed with resources, this book is a wonderful companion for anyone teaching preschool or kindergarten or anyone with children of that age.
Kindergarten: Tattle-Tales, Tools, Tactics, Triumphs, and Tasty Treats for Teachers and Parents is a book for those who live or work with preschool and kindergarten children. It will make you laugh and give you hundreds of ideas to help with behavior, reading, special education, science experiments, holiday celebrations, and recipes for Fun Fridays and for success. The author shares tips, tidbits, jokes, quotes, and valuable teaching information. Parents, teachers and those studying to become a teacher will learn what to do, and what not to do, as they journey through the author’s teaching experiences. Susan shares her encounters with classroom pets, uncooperative children, Show and Tell surprises, unusual experiments, and her beliefs on naptime, reading programs, behavior, and recess. This book is a guide for those who are teaching and raising young children.
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Written by Max Lucado
Illustrations by Liz Bonham
Have you ever felt that something about you kept you separate from the rest of “the crowd”? In this story, a little lamb named Joshua feels exactly the same way. He was born with one leg that didn’t work quite right and found it hard to keep up with the rest of the sheep. However, life brought Joshua a best friend named Abigail who happened to be a cow and Josh’s story unfolds.
Because Joshua can’t keep up with the other sheep, he needs to stay behind one snowy night in the barn with Abigail and gets to witness the miracle of the birth of Jesus. Joshua not only witness it, but provide the warmth for the brand new baby who shivered in the cold. The story is a wonderful retelling of the Nativity story as well as a tale of how the obstacles and conditions of one’s life often open the doors that offer the biggest blessings.
Although I cringe a bit at the use of the word “crippled”, in the title, this book is a great read, a real inspiration and joy! Also great for reading aloud.
The inspiring story that has encouraged thousands of children who have felt left out or who have special needs.
In this timeless bestseller, readers experience the tender love God has for those who feel alone and different. Joshua was a lamb with a crippled leg who felt left out because he couldn’t run and play like the other lambs. But God had a very special plan for Joshua’s life, as He does for all who feel alone. Readers can expect a gentle tug on their hearts as the little lamb’s prayers are answered in an amazing way. Original oil-painting illustrations by Liz Bonham brilliantly capture the beauty and warmth of this endearing story.
Meets national education standards.
Knots on a Counting Rope is the story of a Native American grandfather talking to his grandson, Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses, about how he was born and how he has grown. Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses was born frail and with no vision, but he has gotten stronger and now rides his own horse, Rainbow, and has trained her to race. The grandfather is a nurturing figure in the story who adores his grandson and has never held him back.
This is a sweet story about the love between a grandfather and his grandson who is blind, and how the grandson is richer and stronger because of this relationship
Suggested Reading Level – Preschool and up
In this poignant story, the counting rope is a metaphor for the passage of time and for a boy's emerging confidence in facing his blindness.
Great books for counting and learning numbers coming soon!
Illustrations by Judith Friedman
Anna feels uncomfortable talking around strangers. Worse yet, she will start kindergarten soon and things seem to simply get worse when that happens. This warm and sensitive book shows a story of a child who gets help from parents, teachers and a counselor to find how own voice and a comfort level with new people and new situations.
Lucy’s grandfather is coming to visit and she is so excited. But while all the other children at school are preparing pictures, Lucy asks the teacher if she can make a special collage meant for her granddad. In this short and beautiful little book, we see how a young child shares her love and for her grandfather by sharing his way of seeing the world.
Lucy wants to make a picture for her grandpa, but she doesn't want to use the brightly coloured paints with the rest of the children. Lucy's grandpa is blind, so Lucy makes him a very special picture with twigs, feather, velvet and sand - a picture he can feel with his fingers.This heart-warming story about a little girl's imagination and the love between grandchild and grandparent is perfect for sharing with young children.
Gracie and her aunt Roo are best friends. Roo has the heart and mind of a child, and she’s always had a knack for finding the best ways to have fun together.
But now Gracie’s getting older, and her feelings about Roo are changing. She doesn’t always have time to play anymore. She worries about what her new school friend will think of strange Roo. Does growing up mean she’ll have to leave her best friend behind?
In a realistic, heartwarming story about a little girl’s relationship with her beloved aunt who is mentally challenged, Glenn reminds us of the gifts we all bring to the world, and to each other. The world is comprised of all kinds of teachers.
Written by Sharlee Glenn
Illustrations by Dan Andreasen