Teddy bear makers can make bears in rainbow colors using this guide that shows readers how to transform teddy bears made of white plush or white mohair into rainbow-colored bears using dye or floral sprays. Three full-sized patterns and complete instructions included. Color photos.
In the annals of consumer crazes, nothing compares to Beanie Babies. With no advertising or big-box distribution, creator Ty Warner - an eccentric college dropout - become a billionaire in just three years. And it was all thanks to collectors. The end of the craze was just as swift and extremely devastating, with "rare" Beanie Babies deemed worthless as quickly as they'd once been deemed priceless. Bissonnette draws on hundreds of interviews (including a visit to a man who lives with his 40,000 Ty products and an in-prison interview with a guy who killed a coworker over a Beanie Baby debt) for the first book on the most extraordinary craze of the 1990s.
Fun with Action Rhymes and Poems contains 83 delightful new rhymes and poems written by Brenda Williams, a well-known contributor of poems and rhymes to educational magazines and anthologies. They are ideal for use with children in a variety of settings from nurseries and schools to playgroups and mother and toddler groups. The poems and rhymes will help children to foster a love of rhythm and rhyme, which in turn will lay the foundations for understanding patterns in language, music and mathematics. Enjoying the fun of rhymes, hearing the sounds, fitting words to simple actions and experiencing pace, are important factors in creating a sense of beat and rhythm. The rhymes and poems are grouped by common themes used in early years settings in order to provide practitioners with quick and easy access to a suitable rhyme to go with their current topic. To give greater versatility, the rhymes are also linked and cross-referenced not only to other themes within the book, but also to other popular themes. The poems and action rhymes can be used and enjoyed on their own, or used as an informal and natural way to introduce new ideas and discussions. The teachers' notes provide suggestions on how the rhymes can be used to support learning across the early learning goals. All the action rhymes and poems may be photocopied to enable them to be used for display or during the literacy hour.
Build attitudes of respect and caring, reduce problem behaviors, empower students to solve problems, and educate the whole child with this flexible, user-friendly activity guide. The lessons' literature-based connections allow teachers to "build in" rather than "add on" social-emotional learning (SEL) throughout the day. Field-tested in classrooms across the United States, these activities when fully implemented have resulted in improved school climate, greater parent engagement, increased academic achievement, and reduction in discipline referrals. Features of the book include: 100+ easy-to-implement year-round activities that integrate info the daily curriculum in all subject areas Monthly themes focused on empathy, bullying prevention, teamwork, decision-making, and more Concise lesson formats (Read, Discuss, Do, Relate) Discussion and writing prompts Built-in assessments Digital content includes all of the book's reproducible forms.