Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sharing Resources: Dog Bone Soup

Dog Bone Soup by Bette A. Stevens

Bette A. Stevens is a retired elementary and middle school teacher, a wife, mother and grandmother. Her novel promises to be an excellent resource for teachers of history, writing and literature. 

Dog Bone Soup is the  tale of a dysfunctional family struggling to survive in America in the 50s and 60s, when others were living The American Dream. The first chapter will leave you wanting to read more. Ist Chapter of Dog Bone Soup

Resources:  The American Dream in the 50s and 60s

Classic Cars of the Fifties Coloring Book
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcom X: Civil Rights Struggle California Camper
All Young Cassius Clay vas Archie Moore

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sharing Resources: Song for Papa Crow

Song for Papa Crow by Marit Menzin

The Story is Powerful! 

A message of self-acceptance  is embedded in the experience of one little crow and the community of birds in which he lives. Little Crow loves to sing, and Papa Crow loves his song. But when Little Crow shares his crow songs with the other birds at the big old tree, they laugh and scatter. This is where the adventure begins.

The Art is Exceptional!

The illustrations are beautiful paper collages that deserve a place in any art-lover's collection. Marit Menzin is a gifted artist who has the unique ability to blend this gift with her outstanding story-telling. Learn more about Marit and Papa Crow on her Amazon page: Song for Papa Crow


National Audubon Society   National Geographic Backyard Bird ID

Amazon: About Birds: A guide for Children  Amazon: Bird Brains The Intelligence of Crows and...

Amazon: Crows: Strange and Wonderful   All Posters: Crows Flying From Trees

All Posters: Japanese Print Crow

Sharing Resources: Queen Vernita's Educational Series

Dawn Menge has won nineteen national awards as a self-published author of the Queen Vernita's Educational Series. Dawn weaves her real-life experience as a teacher, parent, grandparent and world traveler into  each adventure.

It is often difficult to find reading material, with a geographical bent, that both informs and entertains young people. Dawn has hit the mark with this carefully crafted series.

Queen Vernita Meets SIR HEATHYBEAN

Sir HeathyBean spends twelve informative months in Queen Vernitas castle in the land of Oceaneers. His visit along with Cora the Teacher is centered on learning everything they can about the solar system.

Amazon: Queen Vernita meets Sir Heathy Bean

Queen Vernita Visits the Blue Ice Mountains

Queen Vernita  visits with her friends at the Blue Ice Mountains. 
While visiting the mountains she learns about the local flora and fauna.
Amazon: Queen Vernita Visits the Blue Ice Mountains

Queen Vernita's Visitors  
Queen Vernita invites twelve wonderful friends to visit with her during each month of the year. Queen Vernita and her friends enjoy fun activities throughout the Oceaneers Kingdom. Parents and teachers will love teaching the monthly calendar, days of the weeks and seasons through the storytelling adventures of Queen Vernita and her friends.
Amazon: Queen Vernita's Visitors

 Queen Vernita Visits Gator Country

 Have you ever seen a white alligator or held a baby alligator in your hand? Queen Vernita continues her adventures in the deep south. She learns all about the plantations, how the slaves lived, jazz, the Bayou and even holds a baby alligator

Queen Vernita Visits Baja Quail

Baja Quail may be the most exciting installment of Dawn Menge's award-winning series. The journey begins with her friend Julianna. She and Vernita spend the month of January learning about dolphins ...where they live, how they eat and play, even the origins of the word. Vernita gets to swim with these gentle creatures and experience firsthand their gracefulness and intelligence. The following months offer the reader additional exciting adventures

You can learn more about Queen Vernita and her adventures on Amazon. Dawn Menge 

Sharing Resources: Miss Lando's Math Tutoring

If you live in the bay area (Northern CA) you have an excellent math resource at your fingertips. Miss Lando's Math Tutoring

Miss Lando's TPT Lessons

Working to make teaching and evaluating mathematics a little easier for 2nd grade through high-school, and beyond.