Engrossing tales from the fifth grade
Every child is like
Unforgettable students in this fifth-grade classroom reveal their private feelings about birth and death, a missing bicycle and a first kiss, as well as their thoughts about recess, report cards, fitting in, and family.
Using a rich array of traditional poetic forms, such as sonnets, sestinas, and acrostics, Helen Frost interweaves the stories of the kids in Room 214 and their teacher. A final section giving detailed analyses of the twenty-two forms will be of special interest.
A-Z Positive Classroom Rules is a book that connects letter to sound knowledge for children between the ages of 4-8. Each letter of the alphabet corresponds to a positive classroom rule. These rules often reach far beyond the parameters of the classroom and it is Trish's dream that these ideas will become the foundation of a child's social behavior.
This practical text provides teachers with essential guidance on how to give children greater access to positive ways to think about the relationship between science and religion. Each chapter explores a key concept, from miracles to evolution, identifying gaps and common misconceptions in children's knowledge, and offering advice on how to answer tricky questions and teach each topic confidently. Drawing upon proven research, as well as successful workshops and after-school clubs, chapters are accompanied by adaptable activities to engage children from both faith and non-faith backgrounds, helping to develop an appreciation of why science and religion do not necessarily conflict.
Now more than ever parents are concerned about which secondary school to send their children to. Selecting the 'right' school is crucial as it will be the world in which their teenager learns to develop socially, emotionally and morally. The right environment can help children enjoy learning, discover their talents and, possibly, their future career path.
This book takes a novel approach to the question of how law shapes the contemporary lives of indigenous peoples in North America. Working through a series of legal cases thematically linked by a concern with how indigenous difference - indigeneity - is produced in the courtroom, this book asks the following questions:
Through an examination of contemporary property disputes, the use of indigenous justice in mainstream courts, and the use of genetic technologies to prove or disprove indigenous identities, Indigeneity in the Courtroom provides insight into how law, culture, and the production of difference operate in the early twenty-first century.
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