I've finally completed my e-book. It is now up for sale. Awards, Certificates, Achievements and More! If you visit the site you can download a free preview with 5 free awards. The ebook is 94 pages long and comes with 52 different awards. For more information check out The awards tab under teaching ideas.
Book Review -
Think you know what a dinosaur looks like? Think again. In this humerous book, Professor Potts, challenges popular believes about what dinosaurs look like. From coloration, fur and stripes the author covers all the basses. You learn about different ways to camoflage creatures, and how scientist come up with theories about what dinosaurs looked like when they've never even seen one. A perfect read for the dinosaur lover.
This book was awarded the 1993 Caldecotte Award. Mirette, a young girl in 1900 century Paris, discovers that one of her boarders is the Great Bellini. Bellini is famous for his amazing high wire acts. Mirette decides that she wants to learn from Bellini and starts practicing on her own. However, the great Bellini has lost his nerve and not is terrified of heights. Can Mirette help the Great Bellini. Find out in this amazing story.
Mirette on the High Wire Cover
Check out the full review of Mirrette on the High Wire.
Soon I will be uploading a full lesson plan to teach visualization with Mirette on the high wire.
Check out the full book review of Just a Little Bit.
How much does an elephant weigh? In this story Elephant and mouse want to play on a seesaw. Of course mouse dosen't weigh enough to get an elephant off the ground. So a variety of animals all join in the game. The last one up, a small beatle, finally tips the scale. This creative story is a perfect way to introduce a child to the concept of weight and mesurement.
Ben's Trumpet by Rachel Isadora
Check out Ben's Trumpets complete book review.
Ben loves going to the jazz club and sits outside listening to music. He loves jazz music so much he goes around playing an imaginary trumpet. When he does this in front of his friends they laugh and tease him. But there is one person who doesn't tease or laugh at him, the trumpeter from the band. At the end of the story Ben gets to live his dream and learn to play the trumpet.
This book is a great introduction for kids into the world of Jazz. Keep dreaming Ben!
Check out the full review of Pinduli.
My first thought when picking up this book was, I guess its going to be a cute
dog story. But no, think again. Its a hyena. A hyena as a main character? But,
it works. In this story it definitely works.
Pinduli is a young hyena who
wanders off away from her mother. She is found by a pack of wild dogs who start
to tease her about her looks. And for the first time ever Pinduli is concerned
that she is ugly. Pinduli meets a lion, and some zebras as well. Each time
Pinduli tries to change her appearance so she'll be accepted. I'm not going to
tell you the end so hopefully I've said enough to get you interested in reading
The expressions on the faces of the animals in this story are
memorable. I especially like the page where the lion is trying to cover his
Overall, a great book. I would easily give it five stars.
I love my new toy by Mo Williams
Did you ever have a toy you loved so much you just wanted to share it with
your friends? Well, in this story that's exactly what happened. Except, once
Piggie let Elephant play with his toy Elephant broke it. Can Elephant and
Piggies friendship survive?
Mo Williams has written 36 children's books (That I know of) He has one 3
Caldecott awards, 2 Geisel medals, and numerous other awards. His books have
helped young readers love to read.
Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
I've created another SquidLit Lens. This one on the picture book Duck on a Bike by David Shannon. Here is my review of the book.
In this particularly charming tale, Duck gets a wild idea. "I bet I could ride a bike!," and he does. He rides past a variety of farm animals who say that the duck is silly for riding a bike but secretly want to try it themselves. The full page illustrations are bright and detailed and are one of the books most attracting features. When I worked at a daycare a whole room of two years olds sat through the entire story mesmerized. Its a must read for any preschooler. Don't forget to read the last page.
See the lens here.
New Bathroom and Hall Passes
I've just finished new collection of Bathroom and Hall Passes. The new passes are available under the classroom management page.
Boys Pass- The boys pass shows an elephant
Girl's Pass- The Girls pass shows a giraffe
Nurse Pass- The nurse pass shows a beach scene
Hall Pass- The Hall pass shows a dinosaur.
Get them here at my store on Teacher's pay Teacher's. Bathroom and Hall Passes
I've created a new lens on squidoo. This lens contains lots of ideas and links to resources for teachers, homeschoolers and parents on how to teach the multiplication facts in a fun way.
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