The tenth in the best-selling series, this book has over 600 activities written by teachers for teachers. The result of a nationwide contest, these activities were selected as the best-of-the-best, and are organized by month for easy use by teachers. Teachers will love the activities that span the traditional areas of the curriculum, such as science, math, art, and music and movement, and it also include ideas for additional experiences such as field trips, cooking, and holidays. Sample activities include: • Snowflake Masks • Do the Dragon Dance • Friendship Salad • Stretching Shadows • Dinosaur Elections • Insect ABC's • Feather Duster Painting Mural • Shining Sea Stencils Each activity is presented with instructions and a list of materials, plus possibilities for extending the activity into the curriculum. Many include lists of related children's books to further both literacy and imaginative play. Loved by children because they're fun, and teachers because they are developmentally appropriate, The GIANT Encyclopedia of Monthly Activities will captivate children's imaginations and create wonderful opportunities for learning and fun. The result of a nationwide contest, the authors of The GIANT Encyclopedia of Monthly Activities come from all over the United States. Together they have decades of experience teaching young children.
More than 250 lesson plans written by teachers for teachers! This newest addition to the best-selling GIANT Encyclopedia series expands the scope of the series by offering complete lesson plans. Written and created by teachers, The GIANT Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans has more than 250 complete lesson plans that cover topics from colors and numbers to seasons and nursery rhymes. Each lesson plan is complete with: A learning objective A circle or group time activity Book suggestions Snack ideas Five learning center activities Assessment strategies Related songs, poems, and fingerplays
Every preschool classroom has learning centers, and this giant resource will provide teachers with everything they need for fun, exciting learning centers in the classroom! The GIANT Encyclopedia of Learning Center Activities is the latest book in the award-winning, best-selling GIANT Encyclopedia series. You'll find traditional learning centers with great new twists as well as unique new learning centers to spice up your classroom. Teacher-developed and teacher-tested, these innovative learning center ideas are sure to add fun and learning to every preschooler's day!
Provides over three hundred activities for young children both in and out of the classroom, organized thematically, and includes such themes as building and construction, health and nutrition, and science and nature.
This generous abridgment of Stanley Lombardo's translation of the Odyssey offers more than half of the epic, including all of its best-known episodes and finest poetry, while providing concise summaries for omitted books and passages. Sheila Murnaghan's Introduction, a shortened version of her essay for the unabridged edition, is ideal for readers new to this remarkable tale of the homecoming of Odysseus.