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  1. 1. Ring-o<br />By: Jennifer Peckenpaugh<br />Kindergarten<br />
  2. 2. Book Review #1 wonders of nature by Jane Werner Watson<br />Isn't it a wonder that out in the pond, smooth wiggly tadpoles lose their tails and grow legs, and turn into frogs? And that fuzzy caterpillars weave silken cocoons around themselves and go to sleep, then wake up as pretty moths or butterflies?”It’s a rare nonfiction book that’s also a simple, beautiful poem. In this gorgeous Little Golden Book from 1957, Eloise Wilkin’s stunning and realistic artwork is accompanied by gentle text that brings an awe of nature to the youngest readers. <br />
  3. 3. Wonders of Nature by Jane Werner Watson<br />Science standard: K.4.1- Give examples of plants and animals.<br />Gardeners Intelligences- Naturalistic<br />LA standard: K.2.1- Locate the title and the name of the author of a book<br />Activity- When you begin the book have the students locate the title of the book and talk about the author. After reading the book have the students name some of the plants or animals that were mentioned in the book and have them illustrate those that they name on a piece of plain white paper<br />
  4. 4. Book Review #2 Slither, Slide, Hop and Run by John Lithgow<br />Turn the pages of Slither, Slide, Hop, and Run and join Marsupial Sue on a fascinating, fun reading adventure! Can you hop like a kangaroo? Can you slither like a snake? In this fact-filled title readers will learn how different animals move and explore the world around them in a variety of ways. <br />In this level 2 emerging reader children will have fun beginning to build important reading skills as they learn about these fascinating animals! <br />
  5. 5. Slither, Slide, Hop and Run by John glithgow<br />Science Standard: K.3.2- investigate that things move in different ways, such as fast slow, ect.<br />Gardeners intelligence: verbal Linguistic<br />LA standard: k.1.22-listen to stories read aloud and use the vocabulary in those stories in oral language.<br />Activity- Read the story aloud to the students then go over the new words that are listed within the book. Now have them demonstrate one of the ways that animals move using the new words in the lesson. Could make a vocab. sheet for all students.<br />
  6. 6. Book Review #3 Shapes of Me and other stuff by Dr. Seuss<br />Subtitled "Dr. Seuss's Surprising Word Book," The Shape of Me and Other Stuff certainly lives up to its billing. In this delightful book, first published in 1973, kids are encouraged to ponder shapes they may never have considered before: "Just think about the shape of beans and flowers and mice and big machines!" Dr. Seuss's illustrations are in silhouette (for the purpose of accenting the outlines of figures), but are nonetheless up to par with his usual wacky, amusing style. Soaring well beyond the mundane arena of circles, triangles, and squares, here we are challenged to consider "the shape of camels … the shape of bees and the wonderful shapes of back door keys!" Kids will love the silly rhymes and funny pictures, and parents will appreciate this original take on the largely untapped world of shapes. <br />
  7. 7. Shape of me and other stuff by Dr. Seuss<br />Science standard: K.5.1- used shapes to describe different objects.<br />Gardeners intelligence: Logical Mathematical<br />LA standard:k.5.1- Draw pictures and write words for a specific reason .<br />Activity- Read the book to the students then have then draw a picture of their room at home. Have then label the different shapes found in their room that they drew.<br />
  8. 8. Book review #4 Numbers by Henry Pluckrose<br />A BOARD BOOK which contains approximately forty full color photographs that help children to learn all about numbers. <br />
  9. 9. Numbers by Henry Pluckrose<br />Science Standard: K.2.1- use whole numbers in counting, identifying, sorting, and describing objects and experiences.<br />Gardeners intelligences: visual-spatial<br />LA standard:K.7.1- understand and follow one and two step spoken directions.<br />Activity: After reading the book have the students count off in tens so that they will be split in to ten groups with two to three people in them. Provide each group with butcher paper and tell them to write their number big in the middle then draw things that represent their number or have their number on it. Then we will put the pages together to make our big book of numbers from one to ten.<br />
  10. 10. Book review #5 Our Solar System by Seymour Simon<br />Born almost 5 billion years ago at the edge of the Milky Way galaxy, our Solar System is a place filled with mystery and wonder. In the last fifty years, we have learned more than ever about the farthest reaches of our world. With dramatic full-color photographs and spacecraft images, Our Solar System takes young readers on a fascinating tour of the sun, the eight planets, and their moons, plus asteroids, comets, and meteoroids. Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon has teamed up with the Smithsonian Institution on this new, updated edition of his much admired book about the vast and mystifying part of the universe that we live in. <br />
  11. 11. Our Solar System by Seymour Simon<br />Since standard:K.6.1- Describe an object by saying how it is similar to or different from another object.<br />Gardeners Intelligence: Intrapersonal<br />LA standard: K.4.5- Write by moving left to right and from top to bottom.<br />Activity- Read the book to the students then on their own have them pick out two different planets and write what is similar about the planets and what is different about the planets on a piece of lined paper to be turned into the teacher.<br />
  12. 12. Review #6 Science Kids Materials by Clive Gifford<br />What are rocks made of? Why can people see through glass? Where does plastic come from? This colorful title answers the fundamental questions about the matter and materials that make up the physical world, including metals, wood, paper, cotton, and recycled products.<br />
  13. 13. Science Kids Materials by Clive Gifford<br />Science Standard:K.3.1- Describe objects in terms of the materials they are made of.<br />Gardeners Intelligence: Interpersonal<br />LA standard: Write using pictures, letters, and words.<br />Activity: After listening to the book students will look around the room and describe the materials that were used to make objects around the room. This must be done using pictures and words. Have the students share what they wrote with the rest of the class allow them to put their pictures up on the over head for the class to see.<br />
  14. 14. Review #7 Doing the Animal Bop by Jan Ormerod<br />Here comes a festival of brightly hued animals, and they all love to dance and sing! Better yet, a music CD is enclosed with this book, so kids can dance and sing along with the animals. The big ostrich dances with feathers that bounce . . . the silly snake slithers with a hiss and a wriggle . . . the monkeys bop with a jump and a jiggle . . . and even the elephant dances with big stomping feet. This funny picture book with its music compact disc is for kids who love to dance—and if there are any boys and girls out there who don't like to dance, this book will change their minds. They can jump and jiggle, jive and wriggle. Doing the Animal Bop is certain to make them laugh and giggle. Big, extra bright illustrations on every page come with a humorous, rhyming text, and the enclosed CD provides the music! <br />
  15. 15. Doing the animal Bop by Jan Ormerod<br />Science Standard: K.2.4- Observe plants and animals describing how they are alike and how they are different in the way they look and in the things they do.<br />Gardeners Intelligence: Musical<br />LA standard: K.7.4- Recite short poems, rhythms and songs.<br />Activity: Teach students the song by using the book and then sing the song with out the book and just use the music. After you are sure that the students know the song talk about the different ways that each animal moved have students demonstrate this by moving like the animals.<br />
  16. 16. Review #8 In my world by Lois Ehlert<br />There are far more than seven wonders in a child's world--award-winning illustrator Lois Ehlert'sIn My World reveals more than a dozen! Die-cut pages layer creature upon creature, each cutout giving glimpses of the next. An adjective on each vividly colored page provides a hint of the almost abstract shape, while the flip side names the image: "wiggling worms," "leaping frogs," "shining sun," "growing fruit." The clutter of colors and shapes is almost overwhelming at times, making it difficult to recognize the featured object. On the other hand, this jumbled quality beautifully suits the illustrations of butterflies and flowers and birds, for example. Young children will be fascinated by the magically shifting outlines with their brilliant, bold colors, and by the rebus poem at the end, which features all the shapes in the book.<br />
  17. 17. In my world by Lois Ehlert<br />Science Standard:K.1.1- Raise questions about the natural world<br />Gardeners intelligence: bodily- Kinesthetic<br />LA standard: K.4.1- Discuss ideas to include in a story.<br />Activity: After going on a field trip out to the playground and looking at all of the things that can be found in the natural world have the class brainstorm ideas to put in a class story that will be written together about the things in the natural world.<br />
  18. 18. Review #9 From Caterpillar to butterfly by Debroah Heiligman<br />A caterpillar comes to school in a jar. The class watches the caterpillar each day as it grows and changes. Soon, it disappears into a hard shell called a chrysalis. Then the chrysalis breaks, and a beautiful butterfly flies out of the jar! This is a perfect beginner's guide to the mystery of metamorphosis.<br />
  19. 19. From Caterpillar to butterfly by Deborah Heiligman<br />Science standards:K.1.2- Begin to demonstrate that everyone can do science.<br />Gardeners intelligence:<br />LA standard: K.4.6- Ask how and why questions about a topic of interest.<br />Activity: Before reading the book allow the students to come up with a question about butterflies and how they change. Then read the story to the students and see if the book answers all of the questions that they have written down. Explain that questioning is a big part of learning about science.<br />
  20. 20. Review #10 All the Colors of the Rainbow by Allan Fowler<br />From friendly dolphins to giant pandas, from icebergs and glaciers to energy from the sun, from magnets to solids, liquids, and gases, Rookie Read-About Science is a natural addition to the primary-grade classroom with books that cover every part of the science curricula. Includes: animals, nature, scientific principles, the environment, weather, and much more! <br />
  21. 21. All the Colors of The Rainbows by Allan Fowler<br />Science Standard:K.2.2- Draw Pictures and write words to describe objects and experiences.<br />Gardeners Intelligence: Visual-Spatial<br />LA standard: K.1.3- Understand that printed materials provide information.<br />Activity: After reading the book have the students remember a time when they saw a rainbow and write about it, using a least one fact that they learned in the book. After they have finished writing have them draw a picture of that day and the rainbow.<br />

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