Summer is here!

by TeachersPet@evpl on Tuesday, June 1 2010, 3:33pm. Viewed 620 times.

Hi again!  Lots of new books in the Educational Materials area to use over the summer!  Keep those academic skills sharp!

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BIRTH-PRESCHOOL

BABY'S FAVORITE RHYMES TO SIGN by Penny Warner.  American Sign Language.  Chapters include ABC's, numbers, nighttime, celebrations, action, and animals.

SCHOLASTIC SUMMER EXPRESS.  100 activity pages to practice alphabet, phonics, counting, adding, subtracting, vocabulary, handwriting, and more.

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ELEMENTARY

SCHOLASTIC SUMMER EXPRESS.  100 activity pages to practice reading, math, writing, vocabulary, grammar, handwriting, and more.  Five books, for the summer between grades  K-1; 1-2; 2-3; 3-4; and 4-5

LEARN EVERY DAY series.  100 best ideas, which include learning objectives, vocabulary, children's books, materials, and assessment.  Topics are: BUGS AND SPIDERS;  ANIMALS; and OUR GREEN EARTH.

CATCHING READERS BEFORE THEY FALL: supporting readers who struggle, K-4 by Pat Johnson.  Includes explanations, strategies, assessment, and practical answers.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL

GRAMMAR SMART JUNIOR:  good grammar made easy by Jane Mallison,  Gr. 6-8.  Covers basics such as diagramming sentences, tricky words, parts of speech, verb tenses, and punctuation.

MATH SMART JUNIOR: math you'll enjoy! by Carolyn Wheater.  Gr. 6-8.  Covers approximation, probability and averages, fractions and decimals, geometry, and algebra.

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TEENS

READ, REMEMBER, RECOMMEND FOR TEENS:  a reading journal for book lovers by Rachelle Knight.  More than 2,500 award-winning and notable reading suggestions, including fiction, historical fiction, romance, science fiction, graphic novels, manga, paranormal, urban lit, reluctant reader, non-fiction, and poetry.

TEEN CHICK LIT: a guide to reading interests by Christine Meloni.  Categorizes and describes more than 500 titles in 6 major subgenres. 

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MIXED GRADES

SCARY, GROSS, AND ENLIGHTENING BOOKS FOR BOYS GRADES 3-12 by Deborah Ford.  10 chapters, listing books and strategies for teaching in a wide variety of categories and genres.

THE LITTLE BIG BOOK FOR MOMS.  Fairy tales, poetry, songs, stories, recipes, nursery rhymes, finger games, activities.  Tenth anniversary edition.  100 full-color and 150 line illustrations.

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SPECIAL RESOURCES AREA

THE AUTISM MOM'S SURVIVAL GUIDE (for dads, too!) by Susan Senator.  Creating a balanced and happy life while raising a child with autism.

THE EVERYDAY ADVOCATE:  standing up for your child with autism by Areva Martin.  Three parts:  The Call to Advocacy; Personal Advocacy; Public Advocacy.

1001 GREAT IDEAS FOR TEACHING & RAISING CHILDREN WITH AUTISM OR ASPERGER'S by Ellen Notbohm.  Chapters:  Sensory Integration; Communication and Language; Behavior; Daily Living; Thinking Social, Being Social; and Teachers and Learners.

Parents:  Did you read in the newspaper where a movie for kids with autism is scheduled for Showplace South?  FREE movie admission for children with autism on June 12 at 10 a.m.  Sensory-friendly:  lights raised and sound lowered.  A Snack Pack (popcorn, candy, soft drink) will be available, and those on special diets are welcome to bring their own snacks.  RESERVATIONS are required and must be made by June 7.  For more information and to register, contact Belinda Davis (812) 485-7397

THE SOUND OF HOPE: recognizing, coping with, and treating your child's auditory processing disorder by Lois Heymann.  APD affects the brain's ability to accurately process the sounds of speech, which in turn impedes the ability to communicate.  Three sections:  Recognizing and Understanding APD; Coping Daily with APD; and Treating APD Through Skill Building.

THE ADHD WORKBOOK FOR KIDS: helping children gain self-confidence, social skills & self-control by Lawrence Shapiro.  44 simple, fun activities to teach kids to improve attention and focus, control emotions, and communicate effectively with friends.

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AND DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM!

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