What do teachers actually do every day in the teachers' lounge? When an imaginative child peeks inside, he embarks on a wild, funny adventure you'll never forget. Who knew that teachers surf, hike, eat frog-eyeball soup, and walk through the rain for
A tale by the award-winning creators of Who Will Be My Valentine This Year? playfully imagines creative alternate ways of getting to school, from jumping with frogs to riding on the back of a personal elephant. Original.
What if you woke up one morning and your nose wasn't yours? What If You Had An Animal Nose?--the next imaginative book in the What If You Had series--explores what would happen if you looked in the mirror and saw an animal's nose instead of your own! From the elephant's long trunk to a rhino's pointy horn, discover what it would be like if you had these special noses--and find out why your nose is just the right one for you!
Author: Jerry Pallotta
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release Date: 2013-11-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
What did Santa use to pull his sleigh before he had reindeer? Dinosaurs! Santa Claus reminisces about "the good old days" when dinosaurs pulled his sleigh. The Tyrannosaurus rex wouldn't stop licking Santa, the Pterosaurs flew too high, and the Maiasauras ate presents when no one was looking! Santa thinks the reindeer are a treasure. But when he and his old dinosaur pals look in on a little girl who's sleeping, he admits that sometimes he misses "the good old days." Children will love meeting Santa's prehistoric friends in Jerry Pallotta's silly and sweet new classic. Beautifully illustrated by Howard McWilliam, DINOSAUR CHRISTMAS is a Christmas like no other!
If you could have any animal's hair, whose would you choose? If you had a polar bear's double coat, you would never have to wear a hat when playing in the snow. If you had reindeer hair, it could help you stay afloat in water. And if you had a porcupine's hair, no bully would ever bother you again! WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL HAIR? is a follow-up to the adorable WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL TEETH? Each spread will feature a photographic image of the animal and its hair on the left and an illustration of a child with that animal's hair on the right. As in ANIMAL TEETH, the illustrations will be humorous and will accompany informative text.
Full of scientific facts, humor and just the right amount of yuck, How Rude! will make you scream "gross!" Featuring a countdown of the top 10 bad bugs who just won't mind their manners. One part illustration and one part photography, How Rude! is hilarious, informative, and seriously gross!
What if you woke up one morning and your eyes weren't yours? What If You Had Animal Eyes?--the next imaginative book in the What If You Had series--explores what would happen if you looked in the mirror and saw an pair of animal eyes instead of your own! From the chameleon's eyes that can point in different directions, to the colossal squid's eyes that shine in the dark, discover what it would be like if you had these special eyes--and find out why your eyes are just the right ones for you!
Author: Jerry Pallotta
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release Date: 2018-02-27
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Which dangerous animals would win in a fight? Find out in this awesome bind-up of five books in the popular Who Would Win? series! The collection features a range of mammals, sea creatures, reptiles, and dinosaurs to satisfy all kinds of animal fans, including Wolverine vs. Tasmanian Devil, Rhino vs. Hippo, Alligator vs. Python, Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark, and Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Velociraptor. Kids will learn about each animal's anatomy, behavior, and more alongside photos, charts, illustrations, and amazing facts.
This book provides tips and strategies to help school leaders improve, neutralize, or eliminate resistant and negative teachers. Learn how to handle staff members who gossip in the teacher's lounge, consistently say "it won't work" when any new idea is suggested, send an excessive number of student to your office for disciplinary reasons, undermine your efforts toward school improvement, or negatively influence other staff members. Don’t miss the revised and expanded third edition of this best-seller!
What if you woke up one morning and your ears weren't yours? What If You Had Animal Ears explores what would happen if you looked in the mirror and saw an animal's ears instead of your own! The next imaginative book in the What If You Had series, explores incredible ears from the animal kingdom. From the elephant's tremendous ears to the jack rabbit's mood ears, discover what it would be like if you had these special ears--and find out why your ears are just the right ones for you!
If you could have any animal's feet, whose would you choose? WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL FEET? is the next book in the successful WHAT IF series by Sandra Markle, illustrated by Howard McWilliam, following the very popular WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL TEETH? and WHAT YOU IF HAD ANIMAL HAIR? This latest edition will teach kids about the amazing variety of feet in the animal kingdom and their specialty functions! From cheetahs' fast feet to mountain goats' nimble climbing hooves, to flies' sticky feet! Each animal profile will include a photo as well as illustrations of kids with animal feet that are sure to make kids laugh!
Author: Timothy D. Walker
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Easy-to-implement classroom lessons from the world’s premier educational system. Finland shocked the world when its fifteen-year-olds scored highest on the first Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a set of tests touted for evaluating critical-thinking skills in math, science, and reading. That was in 2001; but even today, this tiny Nordic nation continues to amaze. How does Finnish education—with short school days, light homework loads, and little standardized testing—produce students who match the PISA scores of high-powered, stressed-out kids in Asia? When Timothy D. Walker started teaching fifth graders at a Helsinki public school, he began a search for the secrets behind the successes of Finland’s schools. Walker wrote about several of those discoveries, and his Atlantic articles on this subject became hot topics of conversation. Here, he gathers all he learned and reveals how any teacher can implement many of Finland's best practices. Remarkably, Finland is prioritizing the joy of learning in its newest core curricula and Walker carefully highlights specific strategies that support joyful K-12 classrooms and integrate seamlessly with educational standards in the United States. From incorporating brain breaks to offering a peaceful learning environment, this book pulls back the curtain on the joyful teaching practices of the world's most lauded school system. His message is simple but profound: these Finland-inspired strategies can be used in the U.S. and other countries. No educator—or parent of a school-aged child—will want to miss out on the message of joy and change conveyed in this book.