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From: Jen in DE (
Subject:         Massive Cleanout! Art, Reading & Activity helps, Which Way USA, Science, etc.
Date: August 8, 2010 at 12:27 pm PST

This is a huge list for k-2 resources. We are not a business, just fellow homeschoolers who try EVERYTHING in the pursuit of happy children and well-trained minds. Please note that shipping is not included, but that we always charge only actual shipping and ship by media mail with insurance unless you request something else. Remember, you can ship a LOT of stuff for cheap by media mail. Email us at
I also have lists on the 3-6 and 7-12 boards. You can request a link to see pictures of everything I have as well as complete descriptions.


Art Fun! $5
Ages 6-11. 216 pages. 69 original projects using everyday materials found in your home. Wonderful color pictures and step-by-step instructions. Print making - Experiment with patterns and shapes using bars of soap blocks, buttons, leaves, vegetables and fingers. Sculpting- Make clay critter pots, cardboard tube towers, life-size portraits and time capsules. Drawing - Encourage kids to try watercolor paints, felt-tip pens, crayons, pastel chalks and charcoal and colored pencils on everything from paper bags to adding machine tape. Really fantasic book. I really contemplated keeping this one permanently - but the sagging shelf (and my sweet hubby) yelled no!

Set of 2 New Art Books $9
We received these last year for Christmas from a relative who forgets that the kids are growing! I wish I had these when the kids were younger. These are great pre-school - about 3rd grade
2 hardback books - lots of quick and easy projects to make with everyday materials - art will actually get done! Great visual step-by-step ideas
Five Minute Art Ideas - 96 pages
Easy Art -96 pages

I Can Make a Rainbow $5
300 pages - preschool - about 3rd grade. cover has some wear -inside looks fantastic.
This irreplaceable resource is alive with vivid colors and bright ideas for projects in a wide range of mediums. Delightful instructions and clear-cut directions plus valuable tips on organization and care of supplies have earned this unique book the reputation of being one of the most extensive collections of art activities available. By Marjorie Frank, who wrote If you're Trying to Teach Kids to Write, You Have to Have This Book, Really, an unbelievable resource. Another that I don't really want to sell. Sniff.

Set of 4 Drawing Books $14
Art Smart How to Draw Wild Animals
Usborne How to Draw Animals
Usborne How to Draw Cats
Usborne How to Draw Horses

All like new.

Science Art (New)$6
144 pages, grades 2-4 (I think pre-school - about third grade)
Projects and Activities That Teach Science Concepts and Develop Process Skills
Students mix colors to create Rainbow Light Catchers, investigate energy with Windup Whirligigs, learn about bird behavior with Nest Test Baskets and more as they explore the natural connection between science and art. These creative projects help students develop key skills such as observation, classification and prediction. Geared to the new National Science Standards.


Canada: A Cultural Resource Guide - $2
26 pp. of the physical features, history, daily life, languages and expressions, holidays and festivals, foods, creative arts, and sports and games of Canada. Activities, vocabulary, etc. Great to use with other Canada unit listed above.


Pepi and the Secret Names $5 (TOG book Yr. 1)
Pepi's father is an artist who has been commissioned by Egyptian Prince Dhutmose to decorate his royal tomb. To help the man accurately portray creatures like the Lions of the Horizon and Horus the Hawk, Pepi befriends the real-life animals, guesses their secret names, and convinces them to pose for his father. When all the work is completed, Prince Dhutmose is well pleased with the artwork, with Pepi's talent at name-guessing, and with the chance inclusion of the prince's well-loved cat in the many tomb paintings. Based on imagination and fact, this oversized book with its brilliant illustrations in lapis, sand, and crocodile tones will make a good addition to units on ancient Egypt. Kids might also get a kick out of deciphering the hieroglyphics using the key at the back of the book.

Lift and Look Romans $5
Parragon Publishing - great book with flaps to open to discover life in Ancient Rome. New. We received two of these for Christmas, so we don't need this one. Hardback.

Set of All 4 of "The Roman Tribune"$3 for set of 4 papers
a pretend newspaper from Ancient Rome put out by Time-Life. Each Newspaper is 17x11 inches (folds in half) and has a ton of information..
The Empire Edition
Engineering & Architecture Edition
Legacy Edition
Daily Life Edition

Set of 2 Sonlight History Guide and Language Arts Guide Yr 2 $12
Sonlight Year 2 History (2000) and Language Arts (2001) 2

Usborne Internet Linked Encyclopedia of the Roman World $7
Hardcover. Big, solid book. Binding has been taped with clear packing tape due to tears (see picture) The inside of this book is perfect. The information is clear and the drawings and photos are also well-done. The Internet links provide expansion without you having to search things out yourself.

Usborne Illustrated World History The Romans $4
Usborne Illustrated World History The Romans 96 pages paperback - small bent corner, otherwise perfect
The world's most fascinating cultures in history are examined in this series which covers everyday areas of life from medicine and education to festivals and entertainment. This volume looks at the Romans.

Usborne Knights & Castles $4
Time Traveller's Book, excellent condition

More than Moccasins $8
200 pages. Your kids are sure to have fun discovering traditions and skills from the people who first lived on this continent. With more than 100 crafts and activities, there’s something for everyone! Includes: instructions and information for making a model canoe, tepee, bear claw necklace, corncob doll crafts, and much more! We had a great time with this book.

Addy's Cook Book American Girl $5
Learn to cook the same foods that Addy loved in 1864 - peach cobbler, corn pudding, hoppin' John, pound cake and more with this cookbook filled with big, beautiful photographs, easy-to-follow recipes and tips for having an 1860's party.

3 Cornerstones of Freedom Books $7
The Story of the U.S.S. Arizona by R. Conrad Stein
The Story of Ellis Island by R. Conrad Stein
The Story of the Statue of Liberty
All hardback books in excellent condition

Which Way USA Puzzle Books from Highlights $3 each or all 37 for $90
Each puzzle book has a big map that children use to follow the explorers' adventures. They meet fascinating heroes, visit natural and man-made wonders, and relive great events that shaped the history of the United States—all while solving puzzles and reading maps. Suggested age 7 and up. I have the books and maps in excellent condition for all 37 of the states listed below: Alabama Alaska Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Jersey New Hampshire New York North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island Tennessee Utah Vermont Wisconsin Wyoming
(I also have South Dakota and Arizona - I used white out to cover the answers that were written on some pages - these are $2 or are included with the set for free - bringing the total to 39 states which are usuable right now. Additionally, I have Washington and New Mexico - written in pen - you can use white out to fix all but two pages I believe in both - these are free and they do have the maps) bringing the total to 41 states (these 2 need work to be usuable)

Top Secret Adventures $8 each
These kits include a paperback book about the country, a puzzle book, a jigsaw puzzle, etc. Complete kits - new each costs over $17 with shipping.

The Boggler in Bangkok
The Dilemma Down Under
The Stumper in Stockholm
The Riddle of the Rising Sun
The Puzzle of the Pyramids

Primary Analogies: Critical and Creative Thinking $3
Book 3 Grades 2-3. 57pp.
Primary Analogies begins with picture-to-picture analogies. Two pictures that have a special relationship are connected by a line in a frame containing six pictures. Students choose two other pictures from the frame that have the same relationship and connect them with a line. In the All-Star level, students create their own analogies, choosing from labeled pictures or words in a box and telling, in their own writing, how they go together.

Analogy Challenges: Beginner Level $4
Beginner Level 56pp. Designed to give kids a strong foundation for standardized tests while expanding their vocabulary and challenging their creative thinking. Grades K-2.

Building Thinking Skills - Book 1 Set $17
277 pp in Teacher's Manual, 327 pp in student text. Each reproducible workbook consists of activities organized into related figural and verbal units covering describing shapes, describing things, similarities/differences, sequence, analogies and classifications. Within these units, students will practice a skill set not found in any other single activity book. Help your child improve their reasoning, problem-solving, reading, vocabulary, logic, communication and figural/spatial skills and lay a solid foundation for better academic performance, higher test scores.
****Please note that the student text and the teacher's manual do not exactly line up, as I think they are slightly different editions. The content is virtually all the same, but the page numbers do not line up. Excellent condition.

Math by All Means by Jane Crawford Money A Marilyn Burns Replacement Unit Grades 1-2-$10
Excellent book full of teaching ideas Great series to help kids get important early concepts. Fun, too! 182 pages. This is a VERY expensive book to buy new. $10

The Kids' Money Book $6
be Neale Godfrey. 125 pages. A cheerful approach to all things financial plus playful photo collages and colorful drawings make up this fact-filled compendium of everything kids could possibly need to know about money--and more. Neale S. Godfrey, a nationally recognized expert on kids and money, tell the story of money--from bartering to investing--with animated appeal. Each subject receives careful and lively attention: the history of money; earning, saving, and spending money; banking facts and bank account information; credit card explanations and warnings ("It's In-credit-ible!"); information about America's economic structure and the government's economic role; taxes; the laws of supply and demand; inflation and depression; and stocks and bonds. Fun financial trivia is interspersed throughout, and word problems and matching games complete each of the nine chapters.
Godfrey does a fine job of covering complicated concepts, successfully tying explanations with kids' everyday experiences (for example, creating a business plan for a dog-walking service). Kids will enjoy learning about finances with this easy-to-digest format, and grown-ups may be surprised to learn a thing or two as well. This book is about as far from dull gray, boring, banking as it gets.

DK Eyewitness Videos - 20 for $40 or $2.50 each
Ape, Dog, Cat, Bear, Insect, Survival, Horse, Bird, Shell, Fish are all like new.
Ocean, Desert, Mountain, Jungle, Reptile, Elephant, Mammal,Weather, Pond & River - ex library but work just fine.
One video is NOT DK - National Geographics Really Wild Animals - exlibrary

4 Magic School Bus Books - $6
All books in excellent condition - a small bit of spine shelf wear on Haunted Museum - fronts and backs - excellent (sorry for the blurry picture!)
Gets All Dried Up
Taking Flight
In the Haunted Museum
Hops Home

Set of 2 books $4
The Usborne Young Scientist Undersea
The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor (name on front)
Both in very good condition.

Pets in a Jar $4
This book covers 15 different kinds of little, common wild animals that children are likely to find and how to car for them. None of the equipment is expensive or difficult to find (all the instructions are bosed off of a 1 gallon pickle gar). Issues like responsibility to the animals and the importance of leaving endangered creatures in the wild are covered. The book is written in a tone that respects the child as a scientist. The information is clear and reliable and sets the young scientist up for success.
(not my review, but it sums it up perfectly)
This book has been taped on the spine and has some creases. It is a wonderful book!

Set of 2 Plant Life books $9
Make It Work Plants - A creative hands-on approach to science. Hardcover, fantastic, like new.
• Experiments and other activities introduce plants and how they grow. Excellent experiments, great
Usborne Mysteries and Marvels of Plant Life
Ages 9-12 Provides an introduction to the behavior, habitats and way of life of may of the plant varieties found in our world and what part they play in our live. Very helpful book - packed with information.

Set of 5 Reptile Books $6 (need pic)
All About Alligators by Jim Arnosky- like new
• All About Rattlesnakes by Jim Arnosky- like new
• Eyewitness Juniors Amazing Snakes -great condition
• Frogs and Other Amphibians by James Frances - like new
• I Can Read About Alligators and Crocodiles - cover worn, inside perfect

Set of 4 Books $10
Three of these books are oversized.
Explore the World of Amazing Animals - hardback - Do you know where hippos go at night? How baby snakes are born? Beautifully illustrated. Looks new.
Slimy and Scaly - Questions and Answers sticker book. Brand new.
Usborne The Big Bug Search - There are around 100 bugs hiding on every double page of this book. Each picture shows a different part of the world, packed with the tiny creatures that live there. (some creases)
I Wonder Why Spiders Spin Webs and Other Questions About Creepy Crawlies - cover creases and crayon on inside cover. Pages perfect.

Huge Lot of Animal Books $20
Safari - hardback like new
Birth of a Foal - hardback ex library in excellent shape
Eyes on Nature Wolves and Coyotes - excellent condition
Usborne Discovery Internet-Linked Big Cats - new
National Geographic Animals of the High Mountains - hardback excellent condition
The Journey Home: Reintroducing Endangered Species - paperback - this is a very short book - 12 pages with thinking and writing activities at the end.
National Geographic Amazing Otters - hardback excellent condition
Plants and Animals -activities and critical thinking activities as well as fascinating information.
Animals By Design by Discovery Toys - gives fascinating insight into how animals cope with life in the environment around them and how they are so perfectly adapted to their individual lives.
Wolves - ex library spine taped up, inside fine

Project Science Living Things - $3
over 30 easy experiments. Science is all about discovering how and why things happen in the world around you. Are sound and light really made up of waves? Why are plants green? How do motors work? What does a battery do? Etc. hardback

Field Trips with Jim Arnosky New $5
This four-part introduction includes sufficient information, both basic and specific, to prepare and guide kids on several enjoyable nature hikes. Arnosky presents general descriptions of life cycles and species identification; items needed for successful observation; and precautionary measures to ensure safety from tick bites, stinging insects, birds protecting their young, and powerful animals. Using his field-log format, he has interwoven accurate pencil drawings and accompanying notes into the text and included several pages of silhouette and track charts that will help budding naturalists to identify various insects, birds, animal tracks, shells, plants, and trees. The author coaches readers on the proper way to record their observations accurately, offering sample pages of drawings and notes, and cautions them about removing living organisms from their natural habitat.
Another book we received - we actually had used a copy of this when they were young and then passed it on to another family. Great book.

World Book's Young Scientist $5
• 126 pages. Hardcover in excellent shape. This volume covers animals with and without backbones. Chock full of detailed pictures and wonderful, clear explanations. This book would be appropriate for 3-6 grade. Plenty of activities and experiments. Love this book!

Make It Work Electricity $4
• This book introduces the world of electricity and magnetism - from the natural power of a streak of lightning through simple circuits and switches to the complex mechanics of an electromagnetic crane. Fantastic pictures and step-by-step instructions for kids to develop scientific thinking by making science work.

Nature's Blackouts Eclipses $3
• 63 pages, hardcover, excellent condition. Pictures, illustrations and compelling text help kids understand eclipses from ancient perspectives to the processes understood today. Grades 3-6

Usborne Book Set $15 (bonus Sonlight 2 science schedule)
Usborne Living World Encyclopedia - 128 pages hardback, 2 scratches on back cover, otherwise perfect.
The Usborne Book of Science Activities Volume 3 - 70 pages, hardback, last name on inside cover, excellent conditon.
The Usborne Book of Knowledge - 243 pages, hardback, excellent conditoin
Bonus: Sonlight Science 2 schedule from 1998. All pages are here, no writing. Bent corners. Uses these three books plus:
Magic School Bus Inside the Earth and Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System (not included)

Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body $1.50
definate shelf wear, inside fine

Dry Bones and Other Fossils $5
excellent condition hardback 80 pages

Harcourt Grade 1 Science Text and animal identification cards on metal ring - $10
Great introduction to science for K or 1st grade. Very easy, so no teacher's edition needed. Like new condition.

Harcourt Grade 2 Science Text $8
This book is in like new condition except for the name written on the inside cover of the book.

Set of 3 books - sharks, whales, killer whales - $3
Eyes on Nature Sharks –by Jane Resnick – very good condition
Killer Whales – by Seymour Simon like new
Whales – The Gentle Giants Early Reader by Joyce Milton (some small pinpricks in top right of front cover)

Set of 3 books - 2 books on Bugs, 1 on Spiders $3
Bugs Bugs Bugs Eyewitness Reader by Jennifer Dussling Level 2 some cover bends
On Beyond Bugs All About Insects from the Cat in the Hat Learning Library (hardback-new)
Eyes on Nature Spiders by Jane Resnick – excellent condition

Set of 4 Human Body Books $4
1. Questions and Answers Human Body by Angela Royston - Answers Questions such as: How thick is skin?, What’s inside a bone?, etc. Hardback, excellent condition
2. Kingfisher Young Discoverers The Human Body by Sally Morgan – Biology facts and experiments – test your reflexes, measure air in your lungs, etc. excellent condition
3. I Wonder Why I Blink and Other Questions About My Body by Brigid Avison Where does my food go? What Makes Me Sneeze? What are germs? This book was a favorite and is therefore well loved on the outside – excellent condition on the inside.
4. Those Mean, Nasty, Dirty, Downright Disgusting but Invisible Germs by Judith Rice Encourages good hand washing habits.

Mammals and Ocean Life - $2
Grades 2-4 (although I think more like 2nd grade )Excellent Condition 64 pages of activities. Great learning activities for mammals and Ocean Life. Nice illustrations.

Set of 3 Books - $6
Usborne First Encyclopedia of Animals - 64 pp. of wonderful photos, drawings and explanation of animal life.
Camouflage - name written on inside cover - 48 pages - fantastic illustrations. (Note that book even camouflages with floor for easy cleanup:) }
Harry the Horseshoe Crab - This one thrown in for free due to some water damage - neat book though, so I thought it was worth including even in its damaged form.
Fantastic World Birds - 63 pages - brand new - we had two copies of this one. Another wonderful book with great illustrations and explanations.

3 Wolf Books - $6
Wolves and Wild Dogs - The Gray Wolf - hb, 24pp. brand new
Wolves and Wild Dogs - The Ethiopian Wolf hb 24pp. brand new
Ranger Rick Wolves for Kids - 48 pp. with parent child interaction questions

Two horse books - $2.50
Horses: Children's Nature Library - hb, 64 pp.
DK Pockets Horses 160 pp. Two great books with nice photos about horses. The pocket one was fantastic for my horse nut to carry around with her. Pocket book a little "wavy" as though it was bent to put in, well, a pocket!

Volcano by Patricia Lauber $2
The eruption and Healing of Mt. St. Helens. Great photographs, very interesting story. 60 pages of wonderful descriptions that really make the event come alive. Again, we had two of these. Dust cover worn on top, book and rest of cover in excellent condition.

Jane Goodall and the Wild Chimpanzees $.50
Great for preschool-2nd grade. 25 pages of information about Jane Goodall's work. Excellent condition.

The History News: Medicine $2.50
32 pages of medicine - how antibiotics were discovered, army hospitals, Florence Nightingale, first plastic surgeons (note, white spots on spine are from flash and are not defects).

Measurement Investigations - $4
134 pages of activities - excellent condition
These sequential activities relate math and measurement concepts to students' own environment. Students learn to define measurable attributes, communicate attributes, understand measurement concepts, and adopt customary or metric units for standard measurement. Activities divided into primary (K-3) and intermediate (3-6) levels. Includes blackline masters, extension ideas, games, record sheets, squared paper, metric and customary unit tables, and bibliography.

Ortho All About Vegetable book - $4
Instructions on how to design a vegetable garden for the best production, how to grow seedlings, overall plant care and specifics a wide variety of different vegetables. Details on how to give each type of veggie the individual treatment it needs to grow healthiest. Gorgeous photos and a nice layout that makes for quick, easy reference round out this book. Wonderful book with everything you need to know about raising vegetables.

Kids Have All the Write Stuff: Inspiring Your Children to Put Pencil to Paper $5
by Sharon Edward 299 pages. Great book to introduce writing. A guide to promoting creativity in children offers parents strategies for implementing writing as a regular part of family life, understanding a child's early attempts, promoting invented spelling, and more. Crease in back cover when book was dropped. Otherwise excellent.

The Creative Journal for Children A Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Counselors $5
by Lucia Capacchine 120 pages. This practical guide explains how to help children from preschool through junior high begin to understand themselves and to develop a positive self-image, as well as communication and artistic skills, by recording and illustrating their feelings and thoughts in a private journal. The value of journal keeping is explained, and specific instructions for guiding children are given. Seventy-two exercises or suggested topics are presented, each explained in terms of how to do it, why it is important in achieving desired goals, and when it can best be done. The procedure has been tested in school situations. The book will be of great interest to parents and teachers, therapists, and those who work with children with physical, behavioral, or learning problems.

My Story Journal (Set of 2) $2.50
New from Zaner-Bloser
Pages for writing stories with handwriting lines (smaller size) including an author's page on the inside back cover.

Young Learner’s Picture Dictionary McGraw Hill paperback - $2.50
*Great for writer's workshop and beginning writing

My First 500 Words - $3
Great for beginning writers who are just learning to write. It helps them spell common words quickly and accurately. Hardback book.

Four Square: Writing in the Content Areas $4
Grades 1-4 Another great resource packed with reproducibles - how to do the four square method with any subject - state reports, course brochures, performance brochures, poem planning, paragraphs, book reviews, all using the four square method of writing.

Creating Young Writers: Using the Six Traits to Enrich Writing Process in Primary Classrooms $10
by Vicki Spandel 260 pages. Great for teaching writing for kids in K-3. Loaded with lesson ideas that helps teachers understand how to teach writing to beginning writers. Samples of actual student work, both text and art, offer teachers a clear understanding of how to recognize strengths and growth in student work. Specific examples of how to model writing for students. Samples of student portfolios. Explanation of how revision looks/works at beginning levels which gives teachers in-depth understanding of what revision is and how to teach it. Step by step review of the publishing process. Recommended books for teaching key traits of writing at primary level reinforce the link between reading and writing. This book was invaluable in helping me learn to teach my young writers!

Hooked On Phonics Set $25
All the main booklets are here, the tapes and rings of cards are included. We never had some of the phonics books. All the items here are in great condition. I bought this set used and used it with my daughter with no problems. Please ask any questions. I would love someone to be able to use this and have priced it accordingly.
Set includes introductory tape, 8 hooked on phonics books on tape, 7 hooked on phonics books, 9 rings of phonics sound cards - No writing.
Hooked on Phonics books #15-28 and 30 (missing #29) - We never had books 1-14.
Hooked on phonics booklets 2,3,4,5
(missing booklet one)

Let’s Read About Finding Books They’ll Love to Read $3
by Bernice Cullianan 182 pages (preschool – 12 years old – lists of books and short summaries to help you choose great books for your children. Excellent book with very practical advice about choosing the books that interest your child. The author lists recommended books according to age and topics. There is also one entire chapter about establishing a reading routine and tips for reading aloud.

Read to Me: Raising Kids Who Love to Read $3
by Bernice Cullinan 152 pages (preschool-2nd grade or so). Great resource for learning to instill a love of reading in your children. Very Helpful. Includes important tips on when to start reading to your child, how to use television wisely, how to make a reader out of your child, how to make a writer out of your child. Wonderful book.

The Make-My-Own Phonics Book $5
If you have any pre-readers in your home, or those who just aren't quite *getting it,* then you'll want to take a look at "The Make-My-Own Phonics Book.". In addition to the phonogram charts, there are several pages for your child to list some interesting words like homonyms, synonyms, heteronyms, rhyming words, contractions, & antonyms.
(90 pages, Comb-bound) - approximately 5 x 8.5

Set of 18 Arthur books $20
Very good condition by Marc Brown Arthur's Eyes Arthur Meets the President Arthur Goes to Camp The True Francine: An Arthur Adventure Arthur's April Fool Arthur Writes a Story Arthur’s Tooth Arthur’s Chicken Pox Arthur’s Birthday Arthur's Valentine Arthur’s TV Trouble Arthur’s Pet Business Arthur’s Teacher Trouble Arthur’s First Sleepover Arthur’s Computer Disaster Arthur’s Family Vacation Arthur and the True Francine Arthur’s Baby

Set of 3 Activity Books - $12 for setGrades k-3
all written by Toni Bauman and June Zinkgraf. Hundreds of fantastic activities for the different seasons. Tons of ideas and reproducibles for each month. We loved these books!
Spring Surprises 236 pp. - name on cover Example: March - Dandelions, The Emerald Isle, Bein' Green, Potato Eye-deas, The Pickle Place, Wacky Wednesday, Sunshine and Rainbows, Gone Fishin', Happy Birthday Spring, Gingersnaps For instance, The Emerald Isle includes a map activity, research questions to answer about Ireland, research how the shamrock became the symbol for the country of Ireland, sentence ideas, shamrock chase game, Help the Leprechaun find the pot of gold, cool clovers addition and subtraction worksheet, Pipe Dreams - 11 activities to choose from such as " List 10 things you think are lucky", Green graphery, etc - that's just one of the units in March! All three of these books are jam packed with ideas.
Winter Wonders 236 pp. - pink stain and name on cover (see pic) Example : February - Groundhogs, Chinese New Year, Dragons, Valentines, Lincoln, Washington and much more.
Fall Fantasies 238 pp. - name on cover - same sorts of wonderful activities geared to the Fall season.

Set of 2 Fall Activity Books K-3 - $7
Calendar Companions for Fall by Susanne Glover and Georgeann Grewe 124pp.
name on inside cover and a few notes on title page in pencil - Lots of patterns for bulletin boards, but we used them for creative writing, vocabulary, handwriting. Games, poems, math worksheets, finger puppets, etc.
October from The Mailbox - A month of ideas for Grades 1-3. 96pp. Subjects include spiders, Fire Safety, Columbus Day, Pizza, Popcorn, Harvest, Germany, Halloween. Patterns, information, teaching tips. Another great resource.

Building Reading Comprehension - $4
Grades 1-2, McGraw Hill 128 page workbook.A variety of formats offer students the practice they need to build important reading skills. Drawing conclusions, identifying the main idea, examining the writer's purpose, mapping story elements, building vocabulary and determining fact or opinion are among the many reading skills covered.

Book Reports - Grade 2 $2
Classroom helpers by McGraw Hill. 24 pp. Lots of different forms and worksheets to help 2nd graders learn how to do great book reports.

Activities for Second Grade $6
206 pp. Hundreds of activities for second graders - synonym squiggle, rock and read, contraction action, fossil feet, number mystery, time traveler, batter up, giant steps, gold rush, octopus hop and stop, kitchen spelunking - book is divided into activities in the following content areas: Language Arts, Math Activities, Science Activities, Social Studies Activities. This is an invaluable book which is PACKED with ideas that are actually fun as well as educational. Most require only a few common household items - there is a small green box next to each activity which lists materials needed for quick reference. Two activities for each page. If you only get one book for second grade, this should be it. We learned a lot from this one - and had a lot of fun!

Suppose the Wolf Were An Octopus - k to 2 $9
by Royal Fireworks Press (same people who put out MCT) New condition . 128 pp. Another favorite of ours is this series. This guide to creative questioning is very helpful if you are sick of the read and spit back mentality of other literature books. I was on a quest for THOUGHTFUL questions. Designed to develop critical and creative thinking through elementary-grade literature, this series is based on Blooms Taxonomy with multiple questions for each level. This volume covers 50 stories with a brief overview of the story and appropriate questions for the 6 levels of knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
The K to 2 book has three questions at each level.
For each story the book title, author, publication information, and a synopsis are included, followed by the questions. For example, in the lesson on The Story of Babar the Little Elephant, a comprehension question would be "why did the elephants choose Babar as their king?" while more complex questions would be: "compare and contrast Babar's life in the jungle as a baby with his new life as King of the Elephants" (analysis), "Suppose that Babar didn't meet the old lady. Tell a new story about his adventures in town." (synthesis), or "judge whether the hunter had the right to kill Babar's mother. Explain your answer" (evaluation).

Teacher Created Materials Connecting Holidays and Literature for Primary Grades $5
– 144 page resource book for integration holiday activities with more than 30 children's literature selections. Many holidays are covered - both traditional (such a Thanksgiving and Hanaukkah) and ethnic (such as Cinco de Mayo and Kwanzaa). Other fun celebrations are included such as Sandwich Day and Teddy Bear Picnic. All four seasons are covered. Lots of activities and reproducibles. Example: Martin Luther King day includes materials to make a mini-book of famous African Americans and a time line of the life of Martin Luther King. St. Patrick's Day includes Lucky Learning cards and a board game to make. (small crease in back cover, otherwise excellent condition)

Read It Again - Preparing Children for Inclusion Grades K-3- $5
124 pp. by Sharon Vaughn and Liz Rothlein. Helps children become more sensitive to others with disabilities. Activities using 14 children's book whose main characters are in some way exceptional - physically handicapped, behavior disorded, learning disabiled.. Increases awareness and acceptance. Uses thinking activities and literature to help children understand others. Incudes an introductory unit on exceptional children, book summaries, ideas for introducing the books, lists of key vocabulary words, discussion questions to foster higher-level thinking skills and reproducible activity sheets. Example: How would your life change is suddenly you were not able to hear? (Discussion question) Think of all the sounds that you hear. Some are sounds you like, others are not. Draw the things that make sounds you like in one column and draw the things that you don't like in the other. If I were deaf, the sould I'd miss most is..... One sounds I wouldn't miss hearing is.......

Read It Again - Multicultural Grades K-3 - $5
136 pp. by Liz Rothlein and Terri Christman Wild. Celebrates our rich literary and cultural diversity with imaginative ideas and activities for 12 multicultural children's books. Books about African, Asian, Hispanic and Native Americans help children appreciate the similarities as well as differences amoung cultures. Includes and introductory unit on diversity, book summaries, ideas for introducing books, lists of key vocabulary words, discussion questions to foster higher-level thinking and reproducible activity sheets. Example: Many things change from the beginning of this story to the end. Draw pictures in the boxes below to tell about some of these changes - This is what the widow's house looked like at the beginning of the story.
Some things could happen in real life. Some things could not. Decide which events could really happen and which ones could not. Put an X in the right box. Really great activities.

How to Report on Books $3
80 pp. These projects get children thinking in a new light about the process of reading a book and sharing what they've learned about it. They may be creating a new cover for a book, "selling" a book to, creating a video book review with a camcorder, making puppets of a book's main characters, interviewing a book's author (role playing), or assembling a book diorama. In addition, they can make a traditional written book report using one of several different report forms, each of which emphasizes slightly different aspects of a book. Fun illustrations highlight each form. Several fun reproducible book logs for tracking reading. There is an extensive bibliography for teachers and students broken down by topic, providing four to five suggested titles under each. Complete, step-by-step instructions for every project. Cover has some creases and name written on inside. This was a wonderful book for ideas! Grades 2-5. (I really think only through grade 3).

A Festival of Literature Ideas $5
by Sandy Woolley. 64 pages. Small rip in back cover has been taped. Otherwise excellent condition.
A compilation of information and ideas. Gives background information for selecting books, asking questions, providing interesting activities and generally developing literary skills in a varied way. It includes the following sections: literary terms, reading logs and dialectical journals, intro through and beyond, questions and activities, using poetry, suggested readings and award winners, all about authors. This book is absolutely packed with ideas. Also includes a list of Newbery and Caldecott Award winners as well as suggestions for great books in K-12 grade. Great resource book.

Scott Foresman Reading Book Set of 3 Grade 1 Books $12
Take a Closer Look, Level 1.2, hardcover, 208 pages Scott Foresman Reading Book, Let’s Learn Together, Level 1.3, hardcover, 208 pages Scott Foresman Reading Book, Surprise Me, Level 1.6, hardcover, 208 pages S I’ve listed the contents of the first 100 pages of the first book – you can email me if interested in further content. All 3 books like new. 1. Scott Foresman Reading Book, Take a Closer Look, Level 1.2, hardcover, 208 pages Phonics story: The Nap by Helen Lester Oh Cats by Nola Buck Language Arts Sentences Phonics Story: Look at That! (realistic fiction) Can You Find It? (realistic fiction) Language Arts: Naming Parts Phonics Story: What Did I see by Helen Lester I went Walking by Sue Williams Quack, Quack by Dr. Seuss Language Arts; Action Parts

Scott Foresman Reading Set of 2 books, Grade 2 $18
I’ve listed the contents of the first 100 pages of the first book. You can email me if interested in further content. Books like new. 1. Scott Foresman Reading New Beginnings, Level 2.1, hardcover, 469 pages, This book uses the full text of a REAL book to teach, not like the old reading textbooks which were terrible! There are 3 units in this book – I will write the contents of the first unit: Franny and Ginny by Pat Cummings (realistic fiction) Daddy, Could I Have an Elepant? By Jake Wolf (humorous fiction) Poetry – Let’s play together by Michio Modo Language Arts – Sentences The Wobbly People in Ellen’s Block House by David Adler (realistic fiction) Poppleton and the Grapefruit by Cynthia Rylant (animal fantasy) Language Arts – subjects of sentences The Workers (realistic fiction) Tools (photo essay) Poetry Popsicles and Gluesticks Language Arts: Predicates of Sentences 2. Scott Foresman Reading My Time to Shine, Level 2.2, hardcover, 501 pages

Harcourt Trophies Reading Book Set Grade 2 $18
I’ve listed the contents of the first unit of the first book and the second book. You can email me if interested in further content. Books are new. 1. 2nd Grade Harcourt Trophies Reading Book (Brand new) Just for You Level 2.1, 445 pages – There are three themes in this book. The book uses the full text of a REAL book to teach, not like the old reading textbooks which were terrible! Below, I have written out all the stories in theme 1. Theme 1 Being Me The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle Fun Animal Facts: Chameleons by Chickadee Magazine (Science article) Focus Skill: Main Idea Get Up and Go! By Stuart Murphy (information & math skills) Phonics Skill: Words with ame and ake Henry and Mudge Under the Yellow Moon by Cynthia Rylant (realistic fiction) Days with Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel (Social studies) Poem : Sometimes by Mary Ann Hoberman Focus Skill: Compare and Contrast Wilson Sat Alone by Bebra Hess (realistic fiction) Focus Skill: Narrative Elements 2. 2nd Grade Harcourt Trophies Reading Book (Brand new) Banner Days Level 2.2, 445 pages There are also three themes in this book. Theme 1 Imagine That! The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Hakes Noble (fantasy/social studies) Snakey Riddles (riddles) Focus Skill: Cause and Effect How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague (fantasy/social studies) Poem: June by John Updike Phonics Skill: work with oi and oy Dear Mr. Blueberry by Simon James (informational story) A Whale Scale (science) Focus Skill: Making Inferences Cool Ali by Nancy Poydar (realistic fiction) Cool It (magazine article from 3-2-1 Contact) Focus Skill antonyms The Emporor’s Egg by Martin Jenkins Phonics Skill suffixes Ing and ly Please email me if you need to know the contents for units 2 and 3.

Houghton Mifflin Reading Set Grade 2 - $21
I've listed the contents of the first unit of the first book. You can email me if interested in further content. These are real books by real authors - so much better than old textbooks!
1. Adventures 2.1 383 pages
Themes: Silly Stories, Nature Walk, (Focus on Fables), Around Town
Get Set to Read: A Balanced Diet
Shopping from Dragon Gets By written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey
Science Link: Roly Poly by Janice Van Cleve
Student Writing Model
Get Set to Read: How Real Pigs Act
Julius by Angela Johnson
Social Studies Link: It's Easy to Be Polite by Beth Brainard and Sheila Behr
Get Set to Read: Life on a Farm
Mrs. Brown Went to Town by Wong Herbert Yee
Language Arts Link: Oodles of Riddles
Taking Tests: Choosing the Best Answer
2. Delights 2.2 413 pages
Themes: Amazing Animals, Family Time, (Focus on Biography), Talent Show
3. Phonics Library -tear out and make booklets. Some are already put together, but they are all here.

Open Court Reading Set - 3 texts, 1 wkbk Grade 2 $28
I've listed the contents of the first unit of the first book. You can email me if interested in further content. Books are like new. This textbook contains the entire content of each book listed. These are real books by real authors - so much better than old textbooks!
1. Textbook 2.1 372 pages
Themes: Sharing Stories, Kindness, Look Again,
Unit 1 - Sharing Stories:
Ant and the Three Little Figs - humorous fiction written by Betsy Byars
Meet the Author, Meet the Illustrator
Books to the Ceiling - Poem by Arnold Lobel
Come back Jack by Catherine and Laurence Anhold.
Meet the Author and Illustrator
Theme Connections
My Book - Poem by David Harrison
The Library - rhyming fiction by Sarah Stewart - Meet the author and illustrator. Theme connections.
Story Hour Starring Megan (realistic fiction written by Julie Brillhart) Meet the author and Illustrator, Theme Connections.
Fine Art
Tomas and the Library Lady (realistic fiction written by Pat Mora) Meet the author and Illustrator, Theme Connections.
and Textbook 2.2, 290 pages and Comprehension and Language Arts Skills Workbook (189 pages).
2. Textbook 2.2 390 pages
Themes: Fossils, Courage, Our Country and It's People
3. Open Court Reading Classics 349 pages. Extra reading which coordinates with the 6 themes in the textbooks. Example: The Storytelling Stone - a Seneca tale retold by Joseph Bruchac illustrated by John Kastner.
4. Comprehension and Language Arts Skills Workbook 189 pages. One page was erased and has name on front cover. Covers grammar, reading comprehension and writing.
All materials like new except name on workbook.

Harcourt Brace Reading Program Sand Castles $2
We used this in second grade. Lots of great stories covering realistic fiction, poems, fantasy, informational articles, Play, folktale, etc. Great stories from great books such as "The Kite" from Days with Frog and Toad, "Little Bear and Emily", etc. Excellent condition. 228 pages This is not a complete study - great to supplement other reading.

Literature Works - Silver Burdett Ginn $3
Themes - Life Long Ago, A Gift of Tales, Sharing Our Lives 351 pages
Contains award winning literature such as Big Old Bones: A Dinosaur Tale, Two of Everything, Aesops Fables -Tomie DePaola, Aunt Flossie's Hats, Soon, Annala, Will you Please Feed Our Cat?
Slight shelf wear on corners of hardback book. Name in front, stamps in front cover.
Excellent condition inside
Collection 2, book 2 (for second half of second grade) We used it in second grade.

Literature Works Grade 3.1 $3
Themes - Creative Imaginations, Wonders of the Sea, Our Families, Our Communities
Contains Award winning literature such as Roxaboxen, The Little Painter of Sabana Grande, The Painter and the Judge, The Big Orange Splot, The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor, Very Last First Time, Sunken Treasure, Chicken Sunday, Mom Can't See Me and more!
303 pages Name in front cover (erased)
Collection 3, book 1 (for first half of third grade) We used it in the summer between second and third grades.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk $5
by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk is an excellent communication tool kit based on a series of workshops developed by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. Faber and Mazlish (coauthors of Siblings Without Rivalry) provide a step-by-step approach to improving relationships in your house. The "Reminder" pages, helpful cartoon illustrations, and excellent exercises will improve your ability as a parent to talk and problem-solve with your children.

180 Creative Ideas for Getting Students Involved, Engaged and Excited $4
Tapped out on teaching ideas? Drained from dreaming up creative lesson supplements? Burned out from battling the bored student glaze-over? These days, with so many distractions clamoring for students' attention, it's often a struggle to get students to "tune in" to the lesson at hand. If you're desperate for a resource packed with imaginative additions to your daily lessons, the experts behind Chase's Teacher's Calendar come to the rescue with 180 indispensable, classroom-enrichment suggestions for K-¬8 teachers. This gotta-have, go-to resource of 180 educational gems--one for each day of the school year--¬¬covers a broad range of subject areas, from etiquette to mathematics and from language arts to science and nature. Hook your kids with an assortment of age-appropriate activities, including poetry sessions, crystal creations, and fascinating investigations into local historical lore. Ideas are presented chronologically by month and keyed with subject-area icons for maximum ease of use. Each entry includes additional resources, such as books, websites, and audiovisual aids. With these hands-on lessons, your students will learn to:
• Convert Fahrenheit temperatures to Celsius on National Weather Observer's Day (May 4)
• Make homemade butter for National Dairy Month (June)
• Create "flying verse" with poetry wind socks for National Poetry Month (April)
• Trace family trees to commemorate the opening of Ellis Island (January)
• Fish for fact-filled flashcards to celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month (November)
Year after year, you'll turn to 180 Creative Ideas for Getting Students Involved, Engaged, and Excited to discover fun, educational topics and doable ideas to enrich your students' learning experience.

Set of 3 Value Tales books $4
The Value of Fairness Johnny Appleseed
The Value of Love Charles Dickens
The Value of Imagination Nellie Bly

Charlotte's Web VHS$3
The animated classic story of Charlotte's Web. (Case very worn, movie just fine)

The Prince of Egypt VHS$4
This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers, one born of royal blood, one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truch will ultimately set them at odds as one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on earth, the other the chosen leader of his people. Their final confrontation will forever change their lives and the world.

The Swan Princess Escape from Castle Mountain $1
Prince Derek and Princess Odette are back. Evil magician Clavius has decided that he should rule the kingdom, so he kidnaps Prince Derek's mother and steals the magic orb, long hidden within the castle. When Derek leaves to fight the villain, he has no idea what danges lie in store for him. Odette might be able to save him, but only if she changes into a swan again. What if she can't change back?

Set of 5 books $7
I’m a Little Teapot by Iza Trapani
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams
The Mitten By Jan Brett
Corduroy by Don Freeman
Huggly’s Thanksgiving Parade by Tedd Arnold
*All books are in new condition.

Set of 3 books $4
Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel
Frog and Toad Together By Arnold Lobel
George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl
*all books in excellent condition

Set of 5 books - $8
Stuart Little by E. B. White – hardback
Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
Canterburg Tales More Adventures of Homer Price by Robert McCloskey
Emily’s Runaway Imagination by Beverly Cleary
Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
*all books in excellent condition - Emily's Runaway Imagination has one crease in cover.

Set of 2 books $3.50
Abel's Island by William Stieg - very tiny cover crease bottom right corner (see pic)
Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson

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