by Barbara Stieff Year Published: 2008
"Painting is to dream," said Hundertwasser. "When the dream is over, I don"t remember anything I dreamed about. The painting, however, remains. It is the harvest of my dream." This statement is at the heart of this engaging introduction to the work of the eccentric artist, humanitarian, environmentalist, and architect who dedicated his life to the beautification of the world we live in. Students were able to see Hundertwasser's life and work and take visuals from the book to re-create a project in his style.
by Julia Cook Year Published: 2006
I read this book to my students when I need a comical way to
explain the subject of interrupting. At the beginning of the year
I always try to find a little bit of time to read this to my students
in hopes that it will help them understand my rules and procedures
a little bit better. Instead of drilling and repremanding, this fun and
visually stimulating book gives students a different perspective on the
boring subject of blurting.
by Jane Yolen Year Published: 1987
Students completed a fall project in which they learned how to draw
an owl and this book provided the visuals we needed to create our
project with understanding of what owls look like. The story itself captured
student's attention and the gentle voice paired with beautiful illustrations
made for a memorable storytime.
by Caralyn Buehner Year Published: 2002
This was a fantastic story that sparked every student's imagination. Who
hasn't wondered what it would be like if snowmen came to life? Students
were able to experience a story in which snowmen DO come to life at night.
The clever storytelling paired with fun illustrations made it that much more
interesting to make snowmen of our own for our art project.
by Drew Daywalt Year Published: 2013
This story is perfect for any age bracket. When inanimate objects are brought to life
with thoughts and actions you can't help but to be entertained. Students loved hearing
the many thoughts and opinions that Duncan's crayons had about his coloring. The unique
format, where we were reading the actual letters the crayons wrote, added to the experience.
Students were engaged and laughing throughout our storytime while also getting a quick
refresher in colors!
by Rhonda Gowler Greene Year Published: 1997This was the perfect book to use as a review of our Lines and Shapes unit. Studentsknew exactly what to look for and made connections to prior learning when tellingthe difference between a line and a shape. The fun rhyme scheme and colorful illustrationgave us plenty to pay attention to!