Archive for December, 2008

CRC Hours

The Curriculum Resource Center will be closed from December 24, 2008 through January 5, 2009.  Our hours for the week of January 5-9 are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with access to books until 6:00 PM.  Beginning January 12 regular hours will resume when we welcome all students back to campus.

Hands On Phonics Basic Skills Puzzles

New to the CRC are seven basic skills phonics puzzles from Didax Educational Resources.  For ages three and up, these titles include Consonant Blends & Diagraphs, Silent Consonants, Compound Words, Analogy, Synonym, Rhyming Words, and Alphabet.  Find these with the teaching aids at 372.6 D56

Oscar and the Cricket: A Book About Moving and Rolling

Waring, Geoff.  Oscar and the Cricket:  A Book About Moving and Rolling. (2008). Cambridge, MA:  Candlewick Press. ISBN:  978-0-763-64029-3. This book is perfect for the kindergarten science classroom.  The Ohio Academic Standards in physical science/forces and motion indicators asks students to investigate ways to change how something is moving, and that is exactly what Oscar, the gray and white […]

The Mayflower and the Pilgrims’ New World

Philbrick, Nathaniel.  The Mayflower and the Pilgrims’ New World.  New York:  G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2008.      History writer Nathaniel Philbrick has adapted his 480 page Mayflower:  A Story of Community, Courage, and War (2006) for young people.  It opens with the the planning of the voyage of the Mayflower and ends fifty-six years later with 180 Native […]

Sequencing Cards

Ask your students to describe a three part activity, order a sequence, or predict with these basic sequencing cards from Speechmark Publishing.   Great for native and foreign language learning experiences,  these cards can help improve communication skills, logical thought, and vocabulary.  Check them out in the CRC with the teaching aids at 372.21 S742c.

Scholastic Book Fair December 3 & 4

Just in time for your holiday shopping, the CRC brings you children’s books from Scholastic.  We offer a wide variety of preschool through young adult books, holiday hardbacks and paperbacks, and stocking stuffers.  The sale runs Wednesday and Thursday from 9 AM to 9 PM.

Simple Fractions Puzzle Set

These fun food puzzles demonstrate wholes, halves, thirds, and fourths with bright photographs.  Suggested for ages 4 and up, these sturdy chipboard puzzle pieces are ideal for your math center. Check out the cookie, graham cracker, bagel, corn on the cob, bagel, and popsicle that make learning fractions delicious.  Located with the teaching aids at […]

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