Whale Tails Early Themes: Ocean Life by Scholastic Professional Books

Teaching the Whale Tails Lesson Explain that scientists can tell whales apart from one another. Humpback whales have markings or patterns on the underside of their flukes—the two flat halves that make up the tail. Each humpback whale has its own unique markings. By looking at the flukes, scientists can identify specific whales and track … Read more

Daily Discoveries for August for Thematic Learning Activities Every Day by Teaching & Learning Company – TLC10452

Literary ExplorationAnimal Defenses by Malcom PennyAnimals of Sea and Shore by Illa PodendorfAnimals of Seashore by Hidetomo OdaAnimals That Live in Shells by Dean MorrisThe Biggest House in the World by Leo LionniClams Can’t Sing by James StevensonThe Crab That Played with the Sea by Rudyard KiplingDiscovering Slugs and Snails by Jennifer ColdreyDo Not Open … Read more

Sing Along and Learn Early Math by Scholastic – SC-0439802148-980214

“Counting Cowboy” – Early Math Counting Song They call him “the counting cowboy.”No one counts the way he can.Doesn’t ride those bucking broncos,but at counting, he’s the champ.All day long, he counts the cattle,cows and chickens, goats and sheep.And at night, when all is quiet,he counts critters in his sleep. CHORUS:Counting cowboy,counting all day long.Counting … Read more

THREE PIGGY OPERA by Milliken Publishing Company

Author(s) Carol Kaplan and Sandi Becker MUSICOnce the children become familiar with the different songs for the opera, begin to explain that each song has a function and a special classification that applies to songs in all operas. Certain songs in “Three Piggy Opera” illustrate particular musical forms in opera. The children will enjoy learning … Read more

101 Circle Time Activities by School Specialty Publishing – SSP0742430472s

Variation #1: To make the game simpler, have each child roll the ball back to you instead of to another child. Once the children have mastered the basics of the game, let them roll the ball to one another. Variation #2: Instead of rolling a ball to one another, let the children toss a beanbag. … Read more

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