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Book Lists

The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Highland Drive Elementary is again participating in the One Book, One School project.  This year, we are reading The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary. I’ve been working to modify this book so that all of our learners can access it!  Click below for the modified version of each chapter. You can also go … Continue reading »

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Unit Plan

I’m working on a week long unit plan for the students in Room 5 to learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. starting on Jan. 14th.  I believe this is important for our students to help them understand the concepts of long ago/now and of civil rights. The following are materials that I may use that … Continue reading »

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Winter Unit Plan Activities

Collected in this post are some items that I plan to use for our unit on Winter.  We’ll start this work on Jan. 2nd and likely end sometime around Jan. 11th although we’ll continue to talk about Winter during calendar time. Brain Pop Jr. video in the Science Notebook – “Winter” Brain Pop Jr. game … Continue reading »

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A Modified Charlotte’s Web Unit

For the 2012 Global Read Aloud project, participants chose the chapter book Charlotte’s Web. I was disappointed at first.  How are we ever going to participate in this project with such a high level book with so few pictures?  Okay, I thought, I think we can do this.  After all, we’ve read Freckle Juice in … Continue reading »

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Father’s Day Booklist and Activities

Here are some posts and books that you might want to check out for the weekend. 🙂 Dads, Books, and Father’s Day Father’s Day Crafts and Activities from Enchanted Learning Father’s Day Crafts Kids Can Make Disney’s Family Fun Father’s Day Crafts And Books! My Daddy Snores by Nancy Rothstein Hero Dad by Melinda Hardin, … Continue reading »

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Great Book Lists by Big Universe!

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Unit Plan on Police Officer, Firefighters, Paramedics, and Emergencies

A Work in Progress….. Police, Fire, Paramedics, and Emergencies Unit Police Officer Social Story Firefighter Social Story

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March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ Birthday! And since one of our students is a BIG FAN of all things Seuss-y, we’ll be celebrating in Room 5. When we went searching for ideas, we found a few of these… We’ve collected them here as an easy reference for ourselves, but we’re happy to share… Check out … Continue reading »

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Working Dogs Stories

1. Rosie, A Visiting Dogs Story 2. My Buddy by Osofsky 3. Buddy, The First Seeing Eye Dog by Eva Moore 4. Looking Out for Sarah by Glenna Lang 5. Rugby and Rosie by Nan Parson Rossiter 6. The Trouble with Tuck by Theodore Taylor 7. Dogs at Work (Reading A-Z, Levels G, M, P)

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“Horses” Book List (2010-2011)

1. Horses! by Gail Gibbons 2. Ponies and Horses by Fiona Lock 3. My First Book About Horses and Ponies by Kama Einhorn 4. Special Needs, Special Horses by Naomi Scott 5. The True-or-False Book of Horses by Patricia Lauber 6. The Best Horse Ever by Alice DeLaCroix 7. What’s the Most Beautiful Thing You … Continue reading »

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