Do you have birds chirping in your yard? Have you ever thought about building a bird house to get a closer look at them? This book will give you easy to understand instructions on how to construct one as well as how to add your own little design twists that will make it the perfect house for your feathered friends to enjoy! This title will allow students to make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object. Websites Table of Contents Picture glossary Fact boxes"
Eric Carle's magnificent collage illustrations invite readers and viewers on a breathtaking underwater tour where brilliantly-colored sea creatures dazzle and delight the eye. His modern-day fable is both wise and simple; based on the true habits of the hermit crab, it not only introduces young readers to the wonder and beauty of the marine environment but also contains an encouraging message for small children facing the inevitable challenges of growing up.
Hermit Crab's problem is that he keeps outgrowing things. When he outgrows his first shell-house, he's a bit scared. The next one he finds is big enough -- but depressingly bare. To his happy surprise, all sorts of beautiful and useful undersea neighbors come to his aid and decorate and protect his home. Finally, the new house is perfect but now it, too, has become too small! Once again, Hermit Crab must move on. But this time he is not only bigger -- he is more self confident. While he is sorry to leave his friends and his familiar shell behind, he now sees the future as full of exciting possibilities.
Children who must change schools, move to a new town, or even just be promoted to a higher grade will empathize with Hermit Crab's situation, and will take heart as they see that growing up is not really so alarming after all.
All that I have seen, the magic of life with all its colors. With the pushing and pulling of our lives capturing us one by one only to find that too late, we are all playing catch up. This bright blue marble, small she is, is making us realize that we are all so much alike. This and all that I have experienced are causing this author to release a flow of spirited emotions. The warming of winters chill. The flavors of holidays still simmering amidst the red ambers of time. Unlocking the hidden beat that's been playing hide and seek from all only to become a memory. This story came to be when this sleeping Giant awoke inside of me. With each beat of life beginning to flow through me as I lay my hands against pad and pencil.
A Few Small Details is anything but small and few, and in a way is not at all about details either, but more about the big picture of life and design. Academic, esoteric, amusing and on occasion profound, this book is a collection of lectures, conference presentations, essays and published articles by an author who has lived by design, as a professor and professional, and as a traveler to many countries on the globe. If there is any purpose to this book, it is to acknowledge the value of ideas, big and small, that inform the creative process. Hopefully, it is also an inspiration to students, teachers, designers and writers, as well as thanks and a wink to all of the colorful characters whose existence in the author's life have somehow influenced these excursions.
This is volume seven, Reading Level 1, in a comprehensive program (Reading Levels 1 and 2) for beginning readers.Two nine-book sets teach reading to children from preschool to grades K and 1, emphasizing phonics while also presenting a lively and engaging collection of facts and stories to make kidsA aÂ¬a reading experiences enjoyable. Each title emphasizes one phonics family, the first five books in each set focusing on one vowel sound, and the remaining four books combining some vowel sounds or reviewing them all. Short vowel families are covered in Level 1 readers and long vowel families in Level 2 books. Fiction titles feature attractive illustrations and have story themes ranging from funny to serious. Each fiction title also suggests a brief activity that allows kids to interact with the bookA aÂ¬a s subject matter. Nonfiction titles are photo illustrated, and include A aÂ¬AFun FactsA aÂ¬A to enrich childrenA aÂ¬a s reading experiences. The nonfiction books contain the basic elements of a nonfiction book, including glossary and index. They also suggest web sites appropriate to kidsA aÂ¬a interests where more information about each bookA aÂ¬a s subject is offered. Both fiction and nonfiction titles contain word lists that group each bookA aÂ¬a s words into A aÂ¬AdecodableA aÂ¬A wordsA aÂ¬athose containing the bookA aÂ¬a s main vowel sound, which the book is either teaching or reviewing. Word lists also include high-frequency words and challenging words included in the main text. All books present a letter to parents and teachers explaining the fundamental concepts underlying both the series and the specific title. Level 1 readers are designed for classroom or home schooling use in preschool and kindergarten, and Level 2 readers for kindergarten and grade 1. A aÂ¬ADocA aÂ¬a s BlockA aÂ¬A is a story that covers the A aÂ¬Ashort i, o, and uA aÂ¬A sounds.
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