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    From www.nationalnannies.com The story of the Little Red Hen has been told for ages to teach young people basic moral values. Using farm animals for the characters makes it interesting and fun for children, and stimulates their imaginations as they ...

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    From onlineuniversities.com Sep 4, 2012 by Staff Writers Just as there are many ways to prepare food, create art, or run a country; there are numerous ways to educate and enlighten young minds. Countries from around the world employ a broad s...

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    From mrsayalaskinderfun.blogspot.in 5 Great Children’s Books that Teach About the Seasons Every season brings a distinctive change to our everyday lives. We wear different clothing, eat different food and even take part in different activities ...

  • Lemony Snickets
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    The Bad Beginning is the first of thirteen novels in American author Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. It was later released in paperback under the name The Bad Beginning; or, Orphans! The novel tells the story of three children, Violet,...

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    A brief account of the life and accomplishments of Christopher Columbus.

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    Annie picks her apples, and sorts and organizes them. Some she turns into applesauce, apple muffins, apple cake (recipes included), and cider. The best she saves to sell at the market. Happily, she sells everything and returns home to rest, read, and, ...

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    Author Jerry Pallotta and illustrator Rob Bolster use a variety of different apples to teach kids all about fractions in this innovative and enjoyable book. Playful elves demonstrate how to divide apples into halves, thirds, fourths, and more. Young re...

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    Gibbons gives an overview of apples. She traces their history in America, shows their parts, and explains their growth, harvest, and uses. Three pages illustrate many different varieties, and a concluding page lists interesting facts.

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    This is a great book about sharing.

  • Kate DiCamillo
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      - book for elementary grades

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    Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr by Doreen Rappaport Ages 5 and up- This picture-book biography is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world’s most influential leaders, Dr. ...

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    Books about the Water Cycle “Like” Teachertime123 on Facebook. Where the River Begins by Thomas Locker Down Comes the Rain by Franklyn Branley The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks by Joanna Cole Water, Water Everywhere by Melvin Be...

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    Corduroy's Easter Party by Don Freeman Fancy Nancy's Elegant Easter by Jane O'Connor Easter by Gail Gibbons The Easter Egg by Jan Brett

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    Spring (Four Seasons Series) by Nuria Roca   Dandelion Adventures by L. Patricia Kite It's Spring by Linda Glaser The Spring Equinox by Ellen Jackson

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    Books for Valentine's Day Valentine's Day Is. by Gail Gibbons Clifford's First Valentine's Day by Norman Bridwell Valentine's Day Secret (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #12) by Carolyn Keene and Macky Pamintuan Fluffy's Valentine's Day by Kat...

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    The story features the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of the eccentric chocolatier, Willy Wonka.   See bulletin board to go along with this story:  http://www.teachertime123.com/2011/09/willy-wonka-and-the-c...

  • Laura Sherman
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    This book will teach any parent, of any skill level, to teach any child, of any age, to play chess! The book will be released April 2012 by Mongoose Press.

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    Enlivened by attractive full-color artwork, including maps and a cutaway view of the ship, the straightforward account is a good choice at this reading level."--Booklist. 

  • Steve Reifman
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    Published by Corwin Press in May, 2008, Eight Essentials for Empowered Teaching and Learning, K-8 presents a set of eight integrated principles that comprise an overall approach to organizing and managing classrooms. Inspirational and practical, this b...

  • Munro Leaf
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    This one shows that it is ok to different. - Amy M

  • Jeff Brown
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    What better way to learn about the world around you than with Flat Stanley? -Amy M

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    What better way to learn about the world around you than with Flat Stanley?

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    From edvoices.com by Phil Nast Years ago, a good friend gave me a copy of Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories by M. R. James. I’d read “The Mezzotint” before, but the remaining stories were all new to me. It was a happy meeting. James w...

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    Art Lesson Plans Early Childhood Lesson Plans After reading the story "Clumsy Crab" by Ruth Galloway, make hand-print crabs. Use watercolor paints for your background paper.  Then you need red paint and wiggly eyes to make the crab.  I found this...

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    Submitted by Mike B. Click here to like teachertime123 on facebook! Help to celebrate the birthday (March 2) of Dr. Seuss!  Along with this display, students will draw scenes from their favorite Dr. Seuss books. Older students can write a sum...

  • Gary Paulsen
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    When the pilot of a small, two-person plane has a heart attack and dies, Brian has to crash land in the forest of a Canadian wilderness. He has little time to realize how alone he is, because he is so busy just trying to survive. And learning to surviv...

  • they might be giants
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    By Ray While not a book, I think that this dvd/cd can be an effective tool. I have been a fan of this band for 25 years now and was thrilled when they started releasing children's albums a few years ago. The latest I think is the best...."Here Com...

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    Beginning with the bare branches of winter, the Maestros describe the apple until the time of picking. The parts of the flower are presented in a simple manner and labeled. Fertilization is also discussed in a way that is easily understood. The text ...

  • Laura Numeroff
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    Ah, mice. Give them an inch and they'll take a mile. Laura Numeroff and illustrator Felicia Bond, creators of the bestselling picture books If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Take a Mouse to the Movies, are back with If You Take a Mouse to School....

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    When poor James Henry Trotter loses his parents in a horrible rhinoceros accident, he is forced to live with his two wicked aunts, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. After three years he becomes "the saddest and loneliest boy you could find." Then one day, a...

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    John Chapman lived in the frontier during the early 1800s. He spread apple seeds from Massachusetts to the Midwest, trying to make the country a better place to live. Join him on his journey and see why he was called Johnny Appleseed!

  • Keith Baker
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    This cheerful alphabet book introduces each letter as a large, colorful shape surrounded by tiny pea creatures, green circles with arms, legs, eyes, mouths, and occasionally accessories such as hats, diving masks or flippers. The pea folk demonstrate o...

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    Online game Description and Instructions: Help Lydia the Librarian find books for the kids before they get upset and leave! The better your memory the better you’ll do at Lightning Librarian. Click the link below to get to game: http://resources....

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    From books.hindustantimes.com November 30, 2011 Today is the 176th birth anniversary of Mark Twain, the man often referred to as ‘the father of American literature’. Many are familiar with his immortal creations—Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Fin...

  • Joseph Slate
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    Miss Bindergarten vigorously prepares for the first day of school as her 26 prospective students (one for each letter of the alphabet) do the same. "Any child made anxious by the first day of kindergarten should find great comfort in this book's two pa...

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    One Hungry Monster : A Counting Book in Rhyme Board Book by Susan Heyboer O'Keefe     My Monster Mama loves Me So by Laura Leuck A rhyming verse describes the myriad ways a green, googly-eyed mother shows her boundless love for he...

  • Robert O'Brien
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    There's something very strange about the rats living under the rosebush at the Fitzgibbon farm. But Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with a sick child, is in dire straits and must turn to these exceptional creatures for assistance. Soon she finds herself f...

  • Lois Lowry
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    Lowry has written an incredibly moving account of the Jews in World War II Denmark. Annemarie Johansen worries what might happen to her Jewish friend Ellen Rosen as the Nazis capture and "relocate" all Jews. During this time, Annemarie learns about the...

  • Dr. Seuss
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    This book is more for older kids. I gave this book to my son and all his friends when they graduated. This book talks about fun, exciting, new, and even scary places they will go in life. It reminds them to keep going when the times are tough. Sometime...

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    This book is more for older kids. This book talks about fun, exciting, new, and even scary places they will go in life. It reminds them to keep going when the times are tough.

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    From Kenn Nesbitt's poetry4kids.com Click on the following link for funny poems, Kenn Nesbitt's books, lessons, games, podcasts, rhyming dictionary, and more: http://www.poetry4kids.com/

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    For preschoolers- http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4547 For beginning Readers- http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4546 For Pre-teens-http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4545 For Independent Readers- http://...

  • Tony stead
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    Students are presented with pro/con arguments for the question, "Should students choose their bedtimes?" Each side gives facts/opinions to support its position. Then decide for yourself: should children choose their own bedtimes, or should parents choo...

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    Create a memorable silent reading time in your classroom.  Allow  students  to choose a book and a book buddy. These buddies are a collection of pillow pets, stuffed animals of various sizes, or anything they can hold or cuddle while reading. They l...

  • Caralyn Buehner
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    I display the book in front of the class for a couple of days and let the kids ponder what it's about. Before I read it we talk about the cover and then I pass out a blank sheet of paper. They have to draw me a snowman. Then I will read the book. I wil...

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    I display the book in front of the class for a couple of days and let the kids ponder what it's about. Before I read it we talk about the cover and then I pass out a blank sheet of paper. They have to draw me a snowman. Then I will read the book. I wil...

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    "I display the book in front of the class for a couple of days and let the kids ponder what it's about. Before I read it we talk about the cover and then I pass out a blank sheet of paper. They have to draw me a snowman. Then I will read the book. I wi...

  • Robert Munsch
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    A little girl who is determined to strike a blow for nonconformity manages to arrive at school every day with a hairdo more outrageous than the day before. And each time, the cast of copycats grows and grows --- until the day she threatens to shave her...

  • Judy Blume
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    Peter must deal with his little brother Fudgie's disgusting cuteness, his constant meddling with his stuff, and other grave offenses. 3rd and 4th grade students love this book and will ask for you to read more!

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    he rhyming, sing-song text counts down from 10 as a succession of farm animals consume apples from a tree, beginning with a horse: "Ten red apples hanging on the tree./ Yippee, fiddle-dee-fee!/ Horse came and ate one,/ chomp, chomp, chomp./ Neigh, neig...

  • Zoe Hall
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    A very cute story about sisters who watch their apple tree grow and change throughout the seasons. They use the apples it produces to make a delicious apple pie. There's a recipe in the back of the book, too!

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    Jimmy and his Boa are a great way to get the class involved in a story. There are wonderful projects to do with each book.  It's best when read by 2 people. // //

  • Betty Ren Wright
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    Amy is a 10 year old girl who goes to stay with her aunt for a couple of weeks in her great grandparents home. There's a mystery surrounding her great grandparents death... and only the dolls in the dollhouse know how to solve it.

  • Lois Lowry
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    "The Giver" is a futuristic science fiction novel set in a utopian society. In Jonas's community, there are no feelings, no hunger, no inequalities, and no pain. Everything is created to be equal. Every family unit is uniform and prescribed accordin...

  • Matt Christopher
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    When Sylvester meets George Baruth, he goes from being a terrible hitter to the boy who only hit homers! But how will he answer some of the difficult questions that go with his new talent? Matt Christopher's series of sports fiction novels have cap...

  • Audrey Penn
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    Chester Raccoon doesn't want to go to school--he wants to stay home with his mother. She assures him that he'll love school--with its promise of new friends, new toys, and new books. Even better, she has a special secret that's been in the family for y...

  • Beverly Cleary
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    One day, in an old fashioned and unfrequented hotel, a family shows up. The mother is not the most thrilled about the idea of staying at this place, and keeps on insisting that there are probably mice living there, but there were no other options (they...

  • Natasha Wing
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    'Twas the night before kindergarten, and as they prepared, kids were excited, and a little bit scared. It's the first day of school! Join the kids as they prepare for kindergarten, packing school supplies, posing for pictures, and the hardest part...

  • S.E. Hinton
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    According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for "social") has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on...

  • Paul Zindel
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    For sophomores John and Lorraine, the world feels meaningless; nothing is important. They certainly can never please their parents, and school is a chore. To pass the time, they play pranks on unsuspecting people. It's during one of these pranks that t...

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    This book about nature and the changing seasons focuses on a young boy and a very special apple tree.     Register to become a member of teachertime123.com in order to have access to the entire site.  It is brief and free.

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    This book shows that it is okay to be different.

  • Mike Thaler
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    An outrageously funny series from Mike Thaler and Jared Lee showing how rumors can make a student create a monster of any teacher! Follow Hubie's imagination as he faces his comically horrific fears during at school. These stories are sure to amuse and...

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    From nuturestore.co.uk Eat a caterpillar! Invite the children into the kitchen to prepare their own caterpillar lunch, using cucumber and tomato slices to create the body. Talk about the metamorphosis of the caterpillar to a butterfly and compare...

  • L. Frank Baum
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    Follow the adventures of young Dorothy& her dog, Toto, as their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone and they find themselves in a strange land called Oz. Here she meets the Munchkins and joins the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion o...

  • Bernard Most
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    Description by Akena.... I used this book to kick off a word wall project where each day a student’s name was studied (identifying spelling patterns, clapping syllables, etc.) and added to the word wall.

  • Matthew McElligot
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    A book about sharing

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    from meetthedubiens.com This was a really simple craft that the kids thought was really fun. We cut squares out of orange tissue paper and the kiddos glued them onto some fish shapes that I had cut out. So easy. Here's what you'll need to make t...

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    From aupairjobs.com Christmas is a magical time of year for both kids and adults alike.  The kids are out of school, the holiday cheer keeps everyone in high spirits, and spending time together as a family is at the top of everyone’s priority lis...

  • Maurice Sendak
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    Do you have a kid that is very literal and may lack some imagination? This is the book for you. It helps kids see that imagination can happen anywhere with what you have; you don't have to have expensive toys to play...all you need is your imagination.

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    Do you have a kid that is very literal and may lack some imagination? This is the book for you. It helps kids see that imagination can happen anywhere with what you have; you don't have to have expensive toys to play...all you need is your imagination.

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