This book is filled with reproducible mini-units, literature units, mind-stretching interdisciplinary activities, clip art, and ideas to motivate students and help develop critical and creative thinking. This book also contains an activity for each day of the month. Topics include Labor Day, Grandparents Day, The War With Grandpa, Breakfast, The Pledge of Allegiance, Jesse Owens, Old People's Day, Hispanic Heritage Week, Citizenship Day, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Johnny Appleseed, American Indian Day, and much more.
The San Luis Valley is a study in contrasts, evident in the 7,000-foot elevation gain from the low-lying valley floor to 14,345-foot Blanca Peak. The Great Sand Dunes are reminiscent of the Sahara Desert. Fourteen-thousand-foot peaks, the spire-like Crestone Needle and its neighbor Crestone Peak, pride of the Sangre de Cristo ("Blood of Christ") Range, are the natural landmarks for the valley's eastern boundary. At the northern end of the area are the Valley View Hot Springs which harness some of the steaming water that pours from the ground. In Crested Butte, trails set out into the Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness from the vicinity of Gothic and Schofield Pass. Short day hikes into the alpine meadows are one option. Or, those seeking a longer experience can hike the 13 miles over spectacular East Maroon Pass on into Aspen. The state that brings you Aspen, Vail, Beaver Creek and Telluride is renowned for its skiing and snowboarding. Justly so. Colorado has a greater number of ski resorts and areas than almost any other US state or Canadian province. In all, you can ski at two dozen places that vary in size from giants like the Aspen complex to rustic alpine Loveland Basin. Non-skiers find activities at the Colorado resorts as well. Experts have counted some 200 species of wildlife in the Rocky Mountain National Park. More than 400 miles of trails, many of them gentle, others challenging, provide hikes to beautiful alpine mountain lakes surrounded by snow-capped peaks. No visitor to this part of Colorado should miss Rocky Mountain National Park. Its 300,000 acres are filled by stunning mountain views and, thanks to the Park Service, remain largely in their natural state. Some 300 well-marked trails, many passing through meadows filled with wildflowers, attract numerous hikers to the park. Hiking in the Park, you are almost certain to be rewarded with stunning vistas, some of Colorado's most spectacular scenery, and rare encounters with nature, such as a bugling elk. Nearby is Steamboat Springs. Summers here guarantee you an adrenaline rush. Breaking in wild horses, barrel racing on horseback, galloping through forest clearings are all exciting. Climbers have attacked the rock faces of Rabbit Ears Pass. And, of course, you can reach the Mount Werner summits in style by gondola and then test your leg muscles against the long downhill walks or ski runs through knee-high meadows or on logging roads. Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, the year-round resort of Vail are all covered here. And then there is Aspen. As a ski complex, Aspen is unsurpassed. Its four lift-serviced areas - Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk Mountain, The Snowmass, Aspen Highlands - encompass 160 miles of ski trails reachable by dozens of lifts that can hoist 25,000 skiers an hour. Where to stay, where to eat, how to get around, what to do - we cover it all in detail. Plus color photos throughout.
Developing Math Literacy. Clap, snap, tap, and rap! Crucial math concepts have been combined with lively music and activities. Skill-sequenced songs are "stepping stones" to learning, building one necessary skill upon the other. Kids will gain important basic knowledge and a solid foundation for math readiness, which will promote confidence and reduce anxiety.
This book was written to introduce interesting facts about people whose actions have influenced our lives and contributed to the way we think and live today. Creative writing lessons can accompany the study of each day, and children may be encouraged to write their own essays, poems, or plays.
Autumn patterns, crafts, activities and ideas for the elementary classroom! Dozens of open-ended activities! Celebrate all of the Autumn holidays plus a special chapter for the sport of football! All reproducible!
The leveled speaking parts in these fun-to-read plays encourage students with a range of reading abilities to participate in class - and comprehend it all. As students read, review, and repeat their lines, they practice fluent oral reading. At the same time, they learn the history and importance of five key holidays: Independence Day, Labor Day, Presidents' Day, Earth Day, and Memorial Day.
Every living thing you see is made up of tiny cells. Each of these cells has its own job to do. They work together to do everything an organism needs to stay alive. That’s why biologists often call them the “building blocks of life.” Learn all about plant and animal cell theory and structure with this Spanish science reader that brings the power of science and informational text to students at a level they can understand. Introduce students to STEM topics and new vocabulary terms like osmosis, diffusion, organelles, and active and passive transport with this nonfiction book that is aligned to state and national standards. The leveled text supports students reading at above-, below-, and on-grade level. The fun lab activity encourages students to think like scientists. Keep students engaged in learning with this Spanish book.
Nearly 75% of planet Earth is covered in water and 96% of it is found in the ocean. We know more about outer space than we know about the depths of the ocean, but through the use of modern technology, scientists are shedding light on the Earth’s hidden underwater world. This nonfiction Spanish book explores the Earth’s oceans in depth and introduces students to new concepts, vocabulary terms, and STEM topics. Aligned to state and national standards, the leveled text supports students reading at above-, below-, and on-grade level. The fun lab activity encourages students to think like scientists. Keep students engaged in learning with this Spanish book.