First Grade Books
A Picture Book of Helen Keller
Call Number: CMC HV 1624 .K4 A45 1990
Publication Date: 1990-01-01
The story of her life and achievements.
Activities for first grade
Call Number: LB 1571 .S56 2000 G.1
Publication Date: 1990
Presents of hundreds of creative and entertaining activities, games, and projects designed to make learning fun for first grade youngsters, including "ABC Jumble," "Marvelous Mammals," "Number Dot Match," and "Arithmequilt." Oriignal.
Art Projects from Around the World: grades 1-3
Call Number: qN 85 .A784 2006
Publication Date: 2006-06-01
Bring art into the classroom with 20 engaging projects that connect to social studies topics! Each project reflects the culture or geography of a different country, such as woven paper Kente cloth from Ghana and 3-D tree frogs from the rain forests of Brazil. Includes step-by-step directions and 8 full-color pages showing sample projects. For use with Grades 1-3.
Call Number: CMC PZ 7 .C86964 Bas 1992
Publication Date: 1992-02-25
Illus. in full color. A shortstop in a tutu? Not if she can help it! Forced by her mother into taking ballet lessons, a die-hard tomboy discovers that there's team spirit at the barre as well as on the baseball diamond.
Call Number: CMC PR 1623 .A84 2006
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Long ago, when hardly anyone knew how to read or write, people recited stories by heart. They sat around the hearth at night, telling of heroes and monsters, great battles fought, and fortunes made and lost. On feast days, they passed the harp around the room so that everyone could sing a poem. But when the harp reached Caedmon, his thoughts dried up. He opened his mouth and nothing at all came out. It was embarrassing. No wonder he hated poetry.A quiet man who loved tending his cows, Caedmon couldn't recite poetry because he thought he had no stories to tell. Then after one especially upsetting experience, Caedmon stormed home, fell asleep in the barn, and began to dream. That night, everything changed for Caedmon . . . With jovial, heartwarming illustrations and beautifully illuminated letters, this tale is based on the true story of Caedmon, the seventh-century cowherd who became known as the first English poet.
Cause and Effect: Using Causes and Effects to Make Connections
Call Number: qLB 1573.7 .C381 2001
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
Cause and effect relationships can be seen across the curriculum and throughout daily life. The cross-curricular activities and reading selections in this book help students make critical connections between an action and its effect.The activities in Cause & Effect--Grades 1-2 allow students to progress from recognizing cause and effect in art and in writing to writing cause and effect statements. Not only are these skills valuable for reading comprehension, but they also help students understand that actions have consequences.
Call Number: CMC HV 888 .R63 2000
Publication Date: 2000-03-06
How do you get to know someone in a wheelchair? Is it okay to ask questions when you see someone who is different from you?Written for the child without special needs--the child with the questions--this book opens up a difficult subject to discussion. Fred Rogers challenges the stereotypes that often plague children with special needs and celebrates six children who are extraordinary friends. Share this book with all children--to spark communication, to attack the stigma, to bridge the gap between children with different abilities. Mister Rogers is the perfect person to write a book like this, with respect and the same gentleness that has characterized his television show for decades.
Sacajawea: the journey west
Call Number: CMC F 592.7 .S123 R37 1994
Publication Date: 1994
An accurate, although very brief biographical sketch of Sacajawea, written in clipped, simple sentences that list selected facts about her life and her journey west with the Lewis and Clark expedition. Double-page spreads feature large, well-executed landscapes done in rich watercolor and colored-pencil hues. At the end of the book, readers are encouraged to try their hand at copying six of the drawings. This gimmicky add-on is not successful in that the complexity of the artwork requires a competency level beyond that of the target audience.
The Polar Express
Call Number: CMC PZ 7 .V266 Po 1985
Publication Date: 2009-09-28
For twenty years, The Polar Express has been a worldwide bestseller and Christmas classic. To commemorate this special anniversary, this heirloom gift edition has been created. The slipcase holds a cloth copy of the book, which includes a distinctive bookplate designed by author Chris Van Allsburg exclusively for this edition. A perfect keepsake for any family, this beautiful edition can be handed down to each new generation of readers. In 1986 The Polar Express was awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal and hit the New York Times bestseller list. Since that time, more than six and a half million copies have been sold, and every December it faithfully reappears on national bestseller lists. In 2004, The Polar Express became a blockbuster holiday movie. The DVD release in 2005 assures, that like the book, the movie will become a holiday classic.
What Your First Grader Needs to Know fundamentals of a good first-grade education
Call Number: LB 1571 .W43 1998 G.1
Publication Date: 1998-02-09
Give your child a smart start with What Your First Grader Needs to Know What will your child be expected to learn in the first grade? How can you help him or her at home? How can teachers foster active, successful learning in the classroom? This book answers these all-important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that hundreds of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American first graders. Featuring a new Introduction, filled with opportunities for reading aloud and fostering discussion, this first-grade volume of the acclaimed Core Knowledge Series presents the sort of knowledge and skills that should be at the core of a challenging first-grade education. Inside you'll discover * Favorite poems--old and new, such as "The Owl and the Pussycat," "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod," and "Thirty Days Hath September" * Beloved stories--from many times and lands, including a selection of Aesop's fables, "Hansel and Gretel," "All Stories Are Anansi's," "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," and much more * Familiar sayings and phrases--such as "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" and "Practice makes perfect" * World and American history and geography--take a trip down the Nile with King Tut and learn about the early days of our country, including the story of Jamestown, the Pilgrims, and the American Revolution * Visual arts--fun activities plus full-color reproductions of masterworks by Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Georgia O'Keeffe, and others * Music--engaging introductions to great composers and music, including classical music, opera, and jazz, as well as a selection of favorite children's songs * Math--a variety of activities to help your child learn to count, add and subtract, solve problems, recognize geometrical shapes and patterns, and learn about telling time * Science--interesting discussions of living things and their habitats, the human body, the states of matter, electricity, our solar system, and what's inside the earth, plus stories of famous scientists such as Thomas Edison and Louis Pasteur
Second Grade Books
A+ Activities for Second Grade
Call Number: LB 1571 .S56 2000 G.2
Publication Date: 2000-08-01
Designed to make education fun for second graders, an entertaining assortment of creative games, activities, and projects features "Diphthong Collage," "Rhyme Doodles," "Person of the Year," "Bug's Eye View," and many other ways to enhance a youngster's learning. Original.
Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown
Call Number: CMC PZ 7 .D2394 Ge 2002
Publication Date: 2003-07-28
Amber Brown is excited to be starting second grade--and a little nervous, too. But Amber Brown decides she's ready for whatever happens, and second grade had better be ready for Amber Brown!
Ivy + Bean Break the Fossil Record
Call Number: CMC PZ 7 .B27576 Iwg 2007
Publication Date: 2007-08-31
World record fever grips the second grade, and soon Ivy and Bean are trying to set their own record by becoming the youngest people to have ever discovered a dinosaur. But how hard is it to find one?
Ivy + Bean Doomed to Dance
Call Number: CMC PZ 7 .B27576 Iwb 2009
Publication Date: 2009-10-14
Finally! After begging their parents for ballet lessons, Ivy and Bean finally get what they want... well, not exactly. Much to their surprise, it turns out ballet lessons do not include karate chops and roundhouse kicks to the villain's heart. The girls have no interest in learning how to dance gracefully, but they promised their parents they would finish the entire ballet course! When it comes time for Ivy and Bean to participate in the ocean-themed class recital, the girls must figureout a way to get out of it without breaking their promises.
Ivy + Bean What's the Big Idea?
Call Number: CMC PZ 7 .B27576 Iwbh 2010
Publication Date: 2010-09-22
It's the Science Fair, and the second grade is all over it! Some kids are making man-eating robots. Some kids are holding their breath for a very, very long time. Some kids are doing interesting things with vacuum cleaners. The theme, obviously, is global warming. But what should Ivy and Bean do? Something involving explosions? Or ropes? Somethingwith ice cubes? Or maybe . . . maybe something different .
Macbeth for Kids
Call Number: CMC PR 2878 .M3 B87 1996
Publication Date: 1996-09-01
"Who is William Shakespeare?" For more than 20 years, Lois Burdett has asked that question of her elementary school students in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, leading them on a voyage of discovery that brings the Bard to life for boys and girls ages seven and up. Macbeth for Kids, written in rhyming couplets is suitable for staging as class plays as well as reading aloud.
Ramona and Her Father
Call Number: CMC PZ 7 .C5792 Rai 2006
Publication Date: 2013-03-19
Seven-year-old Ramona Quimby's world is turned upside-down when her father unexpectedly loses his job. Things grow tense in the Quimby house, but Ramona resolves to help in any way she can—even downsizing her Christmas list. But with bills piling up and her parents constantly stressed, Ramona wonders if life will ever go back to normal. Beverly Cleary's Newbery Honor Book depicts an average middle-class family dealing with the realities of life. With the perfect mix of humor and warmth, Ramona shines as a spirited girl with her heart set on helping. Supports the Common Core State Standards
Romeo and Juliet for Kids
Call Number: CMC PR 2878 .R65 B87 1998
Publication Date: 1998-09-01
"Who is William Shakespeare?" For more than 20 years, Lois Burdett has asked that question of her elementary school students in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, leading them on a voyage of discovery that brings the Bard to life for boys and girls ages seven and up. Romeo and Juliet for Kids, written in rhyming couplets is suitable for staging as class plays as well as reading aloud.
The Tempest for Kids
Call Number: CMC PR 2878 .T4 B87 1999
Publication Date: 1999-09-01
The Tempest is an exciting tale of jealousy and betrayal, magic and romance, repentance and forgiveness, and has all the elements necessary to ignite a young child's imagination and creative energy. By her use of rhyming couplets, Lois Burdett has once again succeeded in transforming Shakespeare's complex verse into a format readily understood by children. Children's enthusiasm toward Burdett's adapted Shakespeare is evident in the wonderful drawings and anecdotes created by her Grade 2 and 3 students at Hamlet Elementary School in Stratford, Ontario. Together with the five other books in the successful and beautifully produced Shakespeare Can Be Fun! series, The Tempest will delight teachers, parents and children.