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First weeks

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on August 24, 2011

Kindergarten Plus! has 10 theme-based units.  Each unit contains hands-on activities that integrate all the subject areas.  Highlights of each monthly theme includes; reproducible parent letter, engaging Math lesson plans; weekly poems with daily lesson plans; detailed Integrated Studies lesson plans;  classroom centre suggestions, comprehensive list of children’s books;  assessment suggestions and blackline masters.

Provincial curriculum correlation chart is a PDF on Portage & Main’s website.

The CD titled “Songs” circulates with the Resource Overview volume.

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New Guided Reading Titles

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on August 9, 2011

Twelve new readers are now added to the existing Tadpoles series.  Tadpoles are structured to provide support for early readers.  The stories may also be used by adults for sharing with young children.  A list of words inside the front cover allows a review of words in the book before reading.  Provides strong visual support and repeats words and phrases.  Reading levels with interest levels are indicated.  Sturdy hardcovers.

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Sixteen new titles in the MY WORLD series from Crabtree answer questions such as,  when is a dog not a dog?  in “It looks like a dog“.  Simple question-and answer format  features rhyme in “What is it?” For spring, check-out “I like riding“, “I like to play” or “Which season is it?” Cover animal topics with “Farm animals“, “Animal mothers“,  “How are they the same?”, “Night animals“, “Animals move like this“, “How do animals grow and change?”, “What is a food chain?”  For Earth theme try “Water changes” or “How do plants help us?” Discover “Where does our food come from?” or what different objects are made from in “What is it made from?”

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Six titles in new THE SCIENCE of NUTRITION series explore the purpose of particular nutrients and explains why our bodies need them, how we get them, and what happens if we get to much or too little of them.  Detailed diagrams show how the body processes nutrients.

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Digital Photography

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on October 19, 2010

Digital photographs can be manipulated, displayed, printed,  made into art, and much more.  The Terry James Resource Library has many digital photography resources from “how to” books to Ontario Ministry of Education licensed software.  Follow the link below to check out what is available in our online catalogue.

Link to our catalogue

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New Novel Sets

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on October 18, 2010

The Terry James Media Library has three new novel sets for intermediate students.

The new titles are:  Egghead — Breadwinner — American Born Chinese (graphic novel).

Egghead

Breadwinner

American born

Link to novel set bibliography

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The Art Teacher’s Survival Guide

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on October 4, 2010

The Terry James Resource Library features many resources for teaching art to students of all ages.  The most recent additions to our library are:

The Art Teacher’s Survival Guide : For Elementary and Middle Schools — The Annotated Mona Lisa : A Crash Course in History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern — art in action 1 — art in action 2.

        

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Learn360

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on September 29, 2010

Video Streaming is the receiving and playing of videos through the internet.  Now you can stream live, in your classroom, more than 5000 educational videos and video clips (including PBS, National Geographic, Sunburst, A & E and much more) with the Learn360.  Or you can download for later use.  Whichever you choose, it’s instant access from school and home as long as you have an internet connection.

The Terry James Video Library has been busy purchasing videos  and video clips for Learn360.   The complete, award-winning, Language Arts series, Reading Rainbow, is now available on Learn360.  Over 70 feature film clips for Character Education, are now available.  More than 1,000 full length videos, and 6,200 video clips from A&E, are currently accessible.  Check out the Learn360 website for more exciting new features.  Just click on the Learn360 pictured above, or click the link below to see videos that are available from our video library and on Learn360.

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Money and Economics

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on September 28, 2010

The Terry James Resource Library has many items for teaching students about money and economics.  One of the most recent additions to our collection is Fun With Finance.  This volume offers innovative approaches that let teachers introduce basic concepts of finance and wealth-building into the grade school classroom. Includes 12 readers theatre scripts that each introduce students to aspects of finance, beginning with a discussion of money and moving through various forms of investment, credit, and planning for the future.

Many more money and economics books and kits are available.  Please check out the link to our catalogue for more information.

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It’s a Book

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on September 9, 2010

It’s a Book

In a world where actual books are slowly being replaced by electronic ones, this wry commentary is timely. A monkey is quietly enjoying a book when a donkey sits down with his computer. The donkey proceeds to ask lots of annoying questions about the book, wondering if it can tweet or blog or scroll. The monkey gets more and more irritated, but soon, something surprising happens. With delightful, clever illustrations.

Joe Bright and the Seven Genre Dudes

Introduce readers to the world of genres with Joe Bright and seven diminutive dudes! This fractured fairy tale puts a fun twist on the story of Snow White.

Each and every day, Stella the master storyteller poses a single question to her magic storybook: “Storybook, storybook, carved upon the chair, who is the storyteller extraordinaire?” And each and every day, the book replies,“You, Stella, are a great story tella!” But one fateful day, the magic storybook has a different answer for his powerful owner: “You, Stella, are talented it’s true, but Joe Bright is quite a storyteller, too.” Stella is enraged by the news of a talented newcomer, and so begins this delightful fractured fairy tale of a miffed storytelling enchantress, the winsome Joe Bright and the delightful seven genre dudes, whose memorable personalities and penchant for books of all kinds ultimately save the day for storytelling audiences throughout the kingdom.

With comprehensive library lessons and vibrant illustrations, this charming picture book will have students remembering Joe Bright—and literary genres—happily ever after!

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Early Childhood Education

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on August 10, 2010

The Terry James Resource Library has many resources focused on early childhood education.  Some of the newest titles are:

Inclusion strategies for young children:  a resource guide for teachers, child care providers and parents — Assessment in early childhood education — introduction to early childhood education — One child, two languages : a guide for early childhood educators of children learning English as a second language, and many more.

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Bubble Homes…

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on February 8, 2010

Who knew animals used bubbles in so many ways?

Real-world science meets tongue-in-cheek humor in this look at the amazing ways animals use bubbles. Bubbles are for breathing, fishing, talking, riding, keeping warm, and even shooting hoops!  Who knew animals used bubbles in so many ways? Lighthearted conversational text is accompanied by delightful full-bleed watercolour illustrations by Carolyn Conahan, Staff Artist for Cricket Magazine.

Each double-page spread explains one animal’s bubble use in about 100 words. Common and scientific names are noted for each of the 16 animals. Generous backmatter outlines  each animal’s habitat, geographic location, and more amazing information about their bubbles. — from author’s website.

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