Archive for June, 2009

Literature Guides

Using literature in the classroom is a wonderful way to reach students in all grade levels.  We’ve just added seven new teacher’s guides for the following titles: Because of Winn-Dixie Holes The Great Kapok Tree Maniac Magee To Kill a Mockingbird A Year Down Yonder The Watson’s Go to Birmingham- 1964

Science Specimens

Give your students a close up look at real-life specimens encased in unbreakable acrylic with handy labels.  Our four sets include: Insects & Spiders – tarantula, house spider, wasp and beetle Parts of a Plant – inside a seed, roots, leaves, flower Life Cycle of a Frog– eggs & tadpole, two-legged frog, froglet, adult frog Sea Life – […]

New Math Teaching Aids

We are happy to announce the addition of new math teaching aids to our collection. Click on the title to check availability.  Math Dice Tub                                      Hands-On Decimal Cubes The Allowance Game                                     Fraction Flip Chart Student Decimal Boards                              Addition Unplugged Subtraction Unplugged                      Multiplication Unplugged Division Unplugged

Bird, Butterfly, Eel

Prosek, James.  Bird, Butterfly, Eel. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.  2009.  Ages 5 to 10. James Prosek introduces children to migration with rich watercolor illustrations in Bird, Butterfly, Eel.  Starting from the same New England farm, Prosek interweaves the stories of these three migratory species as they make their way to Argentina, Mexico […]

Read Together-Read Ohio-Read for Life

Young adult titles in the Choose to Read Ohio statewide reading program are listed below.  Read along! Copper Sun by Sharon Draper Deadline by Chris Crutcher After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson The Death of Jayson Porter by Jaime Adoff Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Choose to Read Ohio

Community-wide reading programs are popular.  This summer Choose to Read Ohio, a project of the State Library of Ohio, encourages Ohioans to participate in a state-wide reading program.  We at the CRC think this is a wonderful idea and have the children’s titles available for check out.  Check out these great books: Found by Margaret […]

Tutorials for High School Mathematics

The  Ohio Resource Center, an online site that hosts a  fabulous collection of standards-based best practices in mathematics, science, and reading for Ohio schools and universities, offers twenty-six online tutorial lessons designed to help students review high school mathematics topics. The topics are basic to student success in post-secondary science, computer science, and engineering courses.

Copyright Confusion

Copyright is confusing.  Many perfectly legal uses of copyrighted material exist, but often materials aren’t used because of fear of the unknown.  On the other hand, complete disregard for copyright is foolish and potentially costly. Pre-service and new teachers, as well as the rest of us,  must get a handle on what is okay and […]

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