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Early, Early Childhood Songs

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Eight favorites performed by Ella Jenkins and nursery school children. Features melodies performed on folk instruments followed by playful group exercises for melody recognition. Includes "Mary Had a Little Lamb," "Farmer in the Dell," and "Skip to My Lou." $10.00 for audiocassette or LP, $15.00 for CD.

You'll Sing a Song, and I'll Sing a Song

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Ella Jenkins's best-selling recording of international songs that encourage singing and rhythmic participation. Recommended for early education by Teacher magazine. $10.00 for audiocassette, $15.00 for CD.

Nursery Days

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Playful songs by Woody Guthrie for children aged 2-5. Includes Guthrie's own suggestions of how parents and children can use these songs. $10.00 for audiocassette, $15.00 for CD.

My Owl Babies Miss Momma

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Teacher-created lesson in which young children listen to "Owl Babies" by Martin Waddell and then design a home for owl babies.

You're a Grand Old Group

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Teacher-created lesson that introduces young students to the idea of symbols through a study of the U.S. flag--a symbol made up of symbols.The children get into groups to create their own symbolic flags.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

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Teacher-created lesson in which first-graders use all five senses to focus on the characteristics of a variety of plants. They then design a garden to delight the senses.

Click

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Monthly magazine for children that explores themes such as the moon, animal moms and dads, flight, rivers, recycling, fighting fires, money, animal homes, music, and the desert. Each issue includes illustrated activities (games, mobiles, flip books, and more). Developed by the creators of Cricket children's magazine and Smithsonian magazine. Ordering information available online.

Complementary Superheroes

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Teacher-created lesson that uses the art of comic books to introduce young students to the color wheel and primary and secondary colors.

Just Go!

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Teacher-created lesson that introduces young children to a physical law: pushing or pulling puts a body in motion.

A Day in the Life of a Kurdish Kid

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The lesson will introduce children and their teachers to the Kurdish people and their history and culture by leading them on a Kurdish experience full of singing and dancing.

Panda Cut Out Mask

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Cut-out panda mask for children.

Imaginary Spaces: Designing a Play Space

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In this lesson, students get an introduction to architecture and space design by creating an imaginary play space.

The Fall Garden

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Teacher-created lesson in which young children plan and plant a late-year garden to beautify their play space.

Undercover Detectives in Search of the Good Citizen

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Teacher-created elementary lesson in citizenship that begins with the story "Buster's Dino Dilemma" by Marc Brown.

Oh, John the Rabbit: From Story to Song

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Students will learn to appreciate the process of telling a story through song, while learning basic musical skills like rhythm, singing on pitch, and call-and-response format.

And One and Two

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Recording of songs and rhythm exercises by Ella Jenkins, including "I'm Going to School Today," "Rhythms around the Chair," and "Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel." $10.00 for audiocassette or LP, $15.00 for CD.

Multicultural Childrens Songs

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Compilation of 23 tracks by Ella Jenkins. Focuses on multicultural themes. Booklet includes lyrics, a discography, and notes written by the performer.

Holiday Times

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Ella Jenkins performs 26 songs, stories, rhymes, and chants for Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Chinese New Year, and St. Patrick's Day. Jenkins and friends sing and play ukulele, harmonica, guitar, pipe organ, flute, and percussion. $10.00 for audiocassette, $15.00 for CD.

Don't Forget the Three R's

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Teacher-created lesson in which young children conduct a survey to find out if fellow students are recycling. They consider the responses as they design a recycling bin.

Writing the Kindergarten Constitution

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Teacher-created lesson in which kindergarteners vote on the best solution to a class problem.

Going on a Treasure Hunt

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Teacher-created lesson that introduces maps to kindergarteners. The children learn about symbols and compass directions as they create a map to help another group find a treasure hidden in the classroom.

Apples and Onions

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Teacher-created lesson that introduces young students to symmetry and asymmetry, and to patterns and design in nature.

Kinder-Pictionary

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Teacher-created lesson in which young children design a visual dictionary. They draw the pictures to accompany the words.

My Community

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Teacher-created lesson in which young students delve into the history of their community by interviewing someone who attended their school in the past. They then design maps showing how the school might have been arranged in the past.
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