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Teaching Materials December 2009

Stop and Go, Yes and No: What is an Antonym?
Brian Cleary j 428.1 C623

A fun introduction to antonyms for young students. One of the Words are Categorical books that introduce nouns, adjectives, synonyms and other types of words.

Discovering the Great Masters: The Art Lover’s Guide to Understanding Symbols in Paintings
Paul Crenshaw 759 C915

A discussion of symbols in paintings from the fourteenth through the nineteenth century. Over 60 paintings are reproduced with cutout pages highlighting the symbols and their meanings.

That’s Not in My Science Book: A Compilation of Little-Known Facts
Kate Kelly 500 K29

Full of entertaining descriptions of important scientific discoveries and anecdotes, this will make science more interesting to students.

Glues, Brews and Goos: Recipes and Formulas for Almost Any Classroom Project Volume 2
Diana Marks j372.5 M346

Directions for projects and recipes for clay, paint, crystals, bubbles, and treats that will make learning a fun, hands-on classroom activity.

The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child
Donalyn Miller 372.6 M647

A practical book that shares the nuts and bolts of an independent reading program that gets students motivated to read and builds life-long readers.

The Stars: A New Way to See Them
H. A. Rey j 523.8022 R456

A beginner’s guide to the stars, this updated edition has star charts for different times of the year and different parts of the world, and new constellation charts with graphic drawings that helps the reader remember the constellations.


Optical Illusions: The Science of Visual Perception
Al Seckel j612.84 S444

A comprehensive collection of optical illusions, with brief scientific explanations of why the effects occur and how they are consistent with normal perception. Fascinating and fun.

Professor Stewart’s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities
Ian Stewart 510 S849

Mathematical games and puzzles to excite the imagination.