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.
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
Great books for counting and learning numbers coming soon!