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  • Item #: 053428
    ISBN: 9789814736312
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    ISBN: 9781425815554
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  • Item #: 006957
    ISBN: 9780838822975
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    ISBN: 9780838822951
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  • Item #: 031394
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    I had an early interest in houses and architecture, and now I still love good design and creative interiors. I would have loved the stencils in this set, and may have saved some heavy lifting if I had used them to plan my bedroom rearranging instead of winging it! Students are first introduced to several periods in architectural design in a brief & colorful, kid-friendly booklet (16 pp). Classical, Romanesque, gothic, renaissance, baroque, Georgian, neoclassical, beaux arts, Bauhaus, art deco, expressionism, deconstructivism, structural expressionism and critical regionalism all have a short blurb and an illustration of a famous building in that style. You then look at structural elements and a timeline before you are encouraged to have a go at an original design. In the kit is a color poster of all of these famous buildings, great for a quick reference as you are in design-mode! A set of 6 stencils are guides for your student. They are made of sturdy, flexible, clear plastic and have elements like turrets, windows, domes, ornamental doors & ornaments for the outside, plus interior stuff like furniture, closets and sinks. A set of 8 colored pencils and a tablet of graph paper get your kiddos started. They can then make a large exterior and a large interior on the poster-sized paper in the kit. Two sheets of patterned paper have 6 designs of wood-look floors, tile & fabric textures to add some flair. While small children would have some trouble using the stencils, they can still design an interior and exterior in their own style. This would be a fun addition to any study in history or architecture, art or design. It has enough guidance to get you started and enough openness to let you be creative. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 062028
    ISBN: 9780787712341
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  • Item #: 059285
    ISBN: 9781601598332
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    The Kindergarten book focuses on rhyming words; story order; and addition/subtraction.

  • Item #: EBBS7S
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    Includes:
    The Study Bundle includes three softcover books: a full-color textbook, a lab notebook with experiments and a teacher's manual.

    The publisher, Gravitas Publications, also offers several correlating digital products for this bundle which are not included in our set. These include quizzes, a study notebook and lesson plans. The Lesson plans may be requested from the publisher after purchase, and quizzes may be purchased for $15.

  • Item #: 070812
    ISBN: 9780890519653
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  • Item #: 069672
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    Put your brain in gear as you get this puzzle spinning! Using the puzzle card as your guide, position the starting gear (with handle) and ending gear on the game board. Connect the starting and ending gear by using all the gears listed get them to spin! Gears range in size and color, making connections challenging! 40 different puzzle cards (answers on back), ranging from easy to extra hard, will keep you thinking. The gear storage bag and compact puzzle card holder (that doubles as the game board) make this an awesome on-the-go thinking game! Game board measures 5.75" x 7". 1 player

  • Item #: 068032
    ISBN: 9780936110097
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      How do you teach a child to follow directions? Practice. Practice. Practice. In this case, 50 creative practice activities that will save you (the teacher/parent) loads of time. While following directions may be more of a life skill, than a book-learned skill, these activities build critical listening (aka active listening.) The pages are pretty much scripted for you. Let the kids know they have to listen to play; students cannot ask you to repeat yourself over and over. You may need some basic props (such as crackers or paperclips) and an occasional simple worksheet, but the students will only need a pencil (maybe crayons), paper, scissors and a ruler. Tell them they can only react once you have read the entire direction. No jumping in too soon! The activities really look fun to me! I would have loved this as a student. It would work in small groups as well as classrooms (the target audience.) You can also adapt this for 1 or 2 students. Sometimes they will be at their desk with paper, other times the activities are more physical. Either way, the kids will be on the edge of their seats awaiting your directions! sc, 110pp. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 068030
    ISBN: 9780936110189
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     Have you been avoiding the topic of logic/critical thinking because you don’t how to explain it? I mean, how to you teach someone to think? This book has 30 weekly lessons, broken into daily activities. Each day of the week features a particular thinking skill: analytical thinking, flexible thinking, problem solving, elaborative thinking and originality. The student pages are reproducible and can be completed in a just a few minutes. It doesn’t get much easier to teach than that! It may take a total of 15 minutes a day total. Use this as a brain warm-up in the mornings! This can easily be used with a classroom or co-op, as well as the homeschooling family. Some random sample activities include: matching an emotion face with a statement, writing in the blank who might have said a particular statement, finding a maze solution in 3 turns, make a 3D spider with a paper and scissors, using letter clues to answer questions, food x-rays, verb puzzlers, figuring out a word that has been substituted with a nonsense word, etc. pb, 315pp, Tinman Press. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 067780
    ISBN: 9781441317407
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    Subtitled: “An Interactive Journal of Eclectic Exercises to Jump-Start Your Creativity,” this is a book of prompts to get you thinking creatively. The reader will be asked a series of questions – but not just the usual journal prompts asking what you like or don’t like. These will require higher order thinking skills. Your creative boundaries will be pushed as you figure out your answers. For example, one exercise asks you to put a dot anywhere on a certain page. No more instructions than that. Turn the page and the questions start: how did you choose where you dot will go? Were you being dismissive, impatient or playfully spontaneous when you made the mark? How do you usually respond to ambiguous situations? Did you consider other alternatives? Make more than one dot? Did you try to figure out the most creative answer? Were you afraid of doing it wrong? Does this fear inhibit your creativity? How did your choice reflect your usual approach to open-ended problems? What did you think on learning there are no wrong answers? And all of this is from putting a dot on a page! This exercise was at the front of the book. They get progressively deeper as you work through it. Fascinating bits on how our minds work and simple behaviors that can stimulate our brains introduce the thoughtful activities. Your STEM students will learn creative problem solving. Your artsy students will learn to dig deeper. A family can use it as a daily warm up or even for family discussion topics. An independent student can use it as an introspective journal. pb, 160pp, 6x8”. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 064968
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    A fun new take on the classic connecting game, players must strategize to either connect six suction cups in a row, diagonal, or in a circle while blocking the other player(s) from connecting their pieces on this translucent, honeycomb-shaped board. Board sticks up vertically from the base and can rotate, so each player can get the perfect look as they take a suction cup out of their slot in the base and stick it on. Gently wash the suction cups with soap and water to renew their stick! 2-4 players.

  • Item #: 064909
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       Let’s play math! This hands-on kit includes everything you need to help young children develop early math skills. Set includes 4 EVA foam boards that attach like a puzzle for the base; 12 laces in 3 primary colors; 144 stackable giant pegs in 6 bright colors and 3 shapes; and 12 double-sided activity cards. Varied activities of increasing difficulty include sorting by color and shape, patterns, designing figures and objects, sequencing and symmetry and rotation and turns: all designed to help young children develop foundational pattern and sequencing skills, creative design, logical reasoning and even learn a little addition and subtraction. A wonderful way to introduce young children to numerous skills that pave the way for success in math and critical thinking! Components are neatly stored in a sturdy plastic container (on wheels!) with a locking lid. Perfect complement to your preschool or math curriculum! ~ Deanne

    1CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 063476
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  • Item #: 062027
    ISBN: 9780787712334
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    ISBN: 9780787712327
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  • Item #: 062024
    ISBN: 9780787712365
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  • Item #: 059284
    ISBN: 9781601598349
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    The First Grade book covers math, logic, reading, vocabulary and phonics practice.

  • Item #: 054459
    ISBN: 9780936110301
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    Designed to develop visual discernment, creative thinking skills and problem solving, this easy to use book contains 105 stand-alone activities for elementary and younger middle students. Within the pages of this resource, parents and teachers will find an introduction for use, activities designed to take 5-10 minutes each and suggested solutions for additional guidance. One example states: "A father and his young son went walking in the snow. They left tracks that you can see from above. How would that look?" Children would draw what they believe this would appear from above-while thinking through the facets of shoe size, stride and the idea of walking together. A suggested solution is shown making this a vital, user-friendly resource for developing critical thinking skills in children. 41pgs, pb ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 049812
    ISBN: 9781425815530
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