Learning at Home PreK 3

Author: Ann C. Barbour
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616085487
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Counsels parents and teachers on how to establish strong home-school connections through family activities that extend learning, outlining parent-participation homework projects in a range of subjects that are designed to reinforce classroom teachings. Original.

School Family and Community Partnerships

Author: Joyce L. Epstein
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412959025
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This updated edition for building school-community partnerships to increase learning includes new examples, inventories defining leadership roles, and a workshop PowerPoint presentation on CD-ROM.

Dog Man A Tale of Two Kitties From the Creator of Captain Underpants Dog Man 3

Author: Dav Pilkey
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545935458
Format: PDF, ePub
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He was the best of dogs... He was the worst of dogs... It was the age of invention... It was the season of surprise... It was the eve of supa sadness... It was the dawn of hope... Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, hasn't always been a paws-itive addition to the police force. While he can muzzle miscreants, he tends to leave a slick of slobber in his wake! This time, Petey the cat's dragged in a tiny bit of trouble -- a double in the form of a super-cute kitten. Dog Man will have to work twice as hard to bust these furballs and remain top dog!

The Parent Backpack for Kindergarten Through Grade 5

Author: M. L. Nichols
Publisher:
ISBN: 1607744740
Format: PDF, ePub
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A candid guide for parents on how to get actively involved in a child's education outlines strategies for building positive relationships with teachers and schools while providing step-by-step instructions for identifying a student's learning style and avoiding common obstacles. Original.

Growing Readers

Author: Kathy Collins
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103732
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Primary-grade teachers face an important challenge: teaching children how to read while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Many teachers find the independent reading workshop to be the component of reading instruction that meets this challenge because it makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need and guides them toward independence, intention, and joy as readers. In Growing Readers, Kathy Collins helps teachers plan for independent reading workshops in their own classrooms. She describes the structure of the independent reading workshop and other components of a balanced literacy program that work together to ensure young students grow into strong, well-rounded readers. Kathy outlines a sequence of possible units of study for a yearlong curriculum. Chapters are devoted to the individual units of study and include a sample curriculum as well as examples of mini-lessons and reading conferences. There are also four “Getting Ready” sections that suggest some behind-the-scenes work teachers can do to prepare for the units. Topics explored in these units include: print and comprehension strategies; reading in genres such as poetry and nonfiction; connecting in-school reading and out-of-school reading; developing the strategies and habits of lifelong readers. A series of planning sheets and management tips are presented throughout to help ensure smooth implementation. We want our students to learn to read, and we want them to love to read. To do this we need to lay a foundation on which children build rich and purposeful reading lives that extend beyond the school day. The ideas found in Growing Readers create the kind of primary classrooms where that happens.

From Parents to Partners

Author: Janis Keyser
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1929610882
Format: PDF, ePub
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Proven tools and strategies for partnering with parents as an essential element in successful ECE programs.

How Children Learn

Author: John Holt
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0786746904
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This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, “learning is as natural as breathing.” In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children.”

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten

Author: Joseph Slate
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101651741
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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It's the first day of kindergarten and Miss Bindergarten is hard at work getting the classroom ready for her twenty-six new students. Meanwhile, Adam Krupp wakes up, Brenda Heath brushes her teeth, and Christopher Beaker finds his sneaker. Miss Bindergarten puts the finishing touches on the room just in time, and the students arrive. Now the fun can begin! This rhyming, brightly illustrated book is the perfect way to practice the alphabet and to introduce young children to kindergarten. "Multifaceted and appealing, this book can be enjoyed in many ways, at home and at school." -The New York Times Book Review

Tools of the Mind

Author: Elena Bodrova
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130278043
Format: PDF, Docs
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As the only text of its kind, this book provides in-depth information about Vygotsky's theories, neo-Vygotskians' findings, and concrete explanations and strategies that instruct teachers how to influence student learning and development. Key changes to this edition include a new chapter on dynamic assessment, separate and expanded chapters on developmental accomplishments of infants and toddlers, preschool/kindergarten, and primary grades and on supporting those accomplishments, and elaborations of Vygotsky's ideas from neo-Vygotskians from Russia. FEATURES: Written for the beginning student, the book provides a clear discussion of Vygotskian principles including...a historical overview and a complete chapter on the "Zone of Proximal Development," (ZPD). Each section of the book builds on the other...framework, strategies, and applications of the Vygotskian approach. The work of Vygotsky is compared in a fair and balanced way with the work of Piaget. Examples and activities have been class-tested in a variety of classroom environments including a Head Start program, private preschool, and in the Denver Public Schools.

Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

Author: Kristen J. Amundson, president/CEO, National Association of State Boards of Education
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475841167
Format: PDF, Docs
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This booklet shares with parents everything they need to know to help their child be ready for kindergarten.