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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.

Explore Pueblo Pots

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Lesson looking at imagery on Pueblo pots by examining images and reading short excerpts from Native American folklore. Students create their own pots and explain the symbolism they use. Part of the resource 'Pueblo Pots.'

Design Your Own Family Flag

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Activity has children create their own family flag using colors and pictures that have personal meanings. They then explain why they chose those colors and symbols and their meanings. Part of the resource 'Making the Star-Spangled Banner,' this exercise is intended to increase understanding of the appearance of the American and other flags.

Reading the Flag Maker

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Lesson has children actively read The Flag Maker, using suggested questions designed to improve reading for understanding and using written and image resources. Part of the resource 'Making the Star-Spangled Banner.'

Dress for the Ponce Carnival

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Activity about being a vejigante, someone who dresses in costume to help celebrate Carnival in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Children color their own carnival costume. Part of the resource, 'A Puerto Rican Carnival.'

Any Nook or Cranny

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Teacher-created lesson in which young students design a "reading nook" for the classroom. Measurement is introduced through the design process.

Make Your Own Carnival Mask

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Lesson has students create their own paper mache Carnival masks as a way to learn about Puerto Rican culture. Part of the resource, 'A Puerto Rican Carnival.'

Make A Quilt Square

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Hands-on activity reveals women's history through studying quilts. Quilts do more than just keep us warm; they preserve history by telling us stories about the people who made them. Students will make a quilt square in honor of a person who is important to them, making a physical representation of their personal history. Part of the resource, 'Great Women of Our Pasts.'

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.

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.

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.

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.

Geo-Class Mapping My Neighborhood (Classroom Cartographers)

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Mini-unit of teacher-created lessons in which young students create a map of the school and its surrounding neighborhood.
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