Entries Tagged as 'Homeschooling'

What is the Dog Doing: Singular Present Tense Verbs

September 27th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Books

Review by CAROLYN M. MULLIN Former elementary school teacher, Cindy Olejar, has developed a line of books that hone in on an early elementary student’s use of different words, whether they’re the prepositions in Find the Cat and More or the verbs in What is the Dog Doing? With the same basic set up, each page […]

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Montessori Map Work

July 25th, 2014 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY I’d love to hear what folks in the Montessori community think of this new board book, which teaches preschoolers the basics about continents. (Please leave your thoughts in the comments!) The book is visually appealing, with pages for each continent that feature native animals and a textured outline on the map for […]

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Tugg and Teeny

May 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY After falling in love with J. Patrick Lewis’ Swan Song, I was certain I would like his early reader Tugg and Teeny, published last year. It’s a sweet, short book of 1,100 words that focuses on the friendship between Tugg, a gorilla, and Teeny, a monkey. Entitled “The Strange Stick,” “What’s […]

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From Trash to Treasure

January 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN In the same vein as the Grow It Yourself! series, the six titles in the Trash to Treasure lineup make arts and crafts an easy, green practice for early elementary students and also challenge their reading skills. Books are broken up into their respective reuse material: cardboard, jars and pots, buttons […]

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