From Lava to Life

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Dawn Publications #ad - Coupled with brilliant artwork by Dana Anderson, who also studied Cosmology, these books will intrigue children and adults alike with their storytelling style and colorful pages. The second in a trilogy of universe stories - the first being "Born with a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story"-- this book picks up the story with the first appearance of life on Earth.

From Lava to Life #ad - . Once upon a time" meets science in a children's picture book that tells the thrilling story of how life began on Earth. Even dinosaurs! the author, jennifer Morgan, studied evolutionary science and saw its storytelling possibilities when she explained it to her elementary-age son. It's a thrilling story about how Earth triumphs over crisis to become bacteria, jellyfish, flowers.

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Mammals Who Morph

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Dawn Publications #ad - . This remarkable evolution series, concludes with this third book, narrated by the Universe itself, the amazing story of mammals and humans. As the president of the american Montessori Society said, radiance, These books are alive with wonder, and deep relevance. Horses, whales and a kind of mammal with a powerful imagination--you! It is a story of chaos, creativity and heroes--the greatest adventure on Earth! And it is a personal story.

It picks up after from lava to life: the universe Tells Our Earth Story with the extinction of dinosaurs, and tells how tiny mammals survived and morphed into lots of new Earthlings. It is our story. About our bodies, our minds, and spirits.

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Born With a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story

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Dawn Publications #ad - Lots of people have gotten very excited about this book and its sequels. It succeeds at telling the amazing story of the universe and the creation of Earth with scientific accuracy but without diminishing the mystery and wonder. As cosmologist and author Dr. Brian swimme said: In the magic of this story. The three books together tell OUR STORY.

Born With a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story #ad - The final book is mammals Who Morph: The Universe Tells Our Evolution Story. Suddenly, we have the feeling that we BELONG. The second book is from Lava to Life: The Universe Tells Our Earth Story.

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The Deep Well of Time: The Transformative Power of Storytelling in the Classroom

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Parent Child Press #ad - Gain insights that will help you become an accomplished storyteller, an essential skill for Montessori practitioners. Encourage what maria montessori referred to as the child’s “great power of imagination” and the child as a “force for the discovery of truth. Children will be delighted with your stories and will come to lessons with new-found enthusiasm.

Written by master montessori storyteller Michael Dorer, this comprehensive book journeys from the basics of storytelling to how to create your own stories. Includes over 40 complete stories matched to the Montessori curriculum and materials. Numerous illustrations, diagrams, and charts add to the appeal of this invaluable addition to any Montessorian’s library.

The Deep Well of Time: The Transformative Power of Storytelling in the Classroom #ad - Bring the fun and energy of storytelling to your classroom or home with this comprehensive guide.

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Children of the Universe: Cosmic Education in the Montessori Elementary Classroom

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Parent Child Press #ad - Children of the Universe: Cosmic Education in the Montessori Elementary Classroom #ad - Lead children to a more peaceful future with this comprehensive guide. Having obtained classic status, this book is used in many Elementary Montessori training programs. Each chapter outlines a great story, Humans, Life, Solar System, Earth, including the Story of the Universe, and Civilizations. Concludes with a discussion of the implications for this curriculum.

Written by michael & D'Neil Duffy. Revised and expanded in 2016. The appendix includes updated information about scope and sequence, a glossary, classroom resources, and references.

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How Mountains Are Made Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2

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HarperCollins #ad - 29, 028 feet tall and still growing?!even though Mount Everest measures 29, 028 feet high, it may be growing about two inches a year. Read and find out about all the different kinds of mountains. A mountain might be thousands of feet high, but it can still grow taller or shorter each year. Mountains are created when the huge plates that make up the earth's outer shell very slowly pull and push against one another.

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Math Works: Montessori math and the developing brain

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Parent Child Press #ad - When a parent asks why there is no math homework or what the Table of Pythagoras has to do with standardized testing, follow up your answer by lending this wonderfully articulate book. Montessorian michael duffy presents a concise, compelling explanation of the Montessori math materials, their purpose, and their classroom uses.

He also addresses topics of concern for parents such as homework, recent brain research, and standardized testing. Updated in 2014, this book and offers new material including a discussion of Montessori math and how it relates to the Common Core standards. Photos of children working with the materials, charts, and diagrams help make this a very readable guide for families, administrators, and assistants.

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Earthquakes Smithsonian-science

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Collins #ad - He also gives real-life examples of earthquakes that have occurred all over the world. Check out these other seymour Simon books about natural disasters and weather:Global WarmingHurricanesLightningStormsTornadoesWeatherWildfires. Join award-winning science writer seymour Simon in this picture book introduction to earthquakes!In Earthquakes, Simon introduces elementary-school readers to earthquakes through engaging descriptions and stunning full-color photographs.

Earthquakes Smithsonian-science #ad - He teaches readers why and how earthquakes happen and the damage they can cause through pictures, diagrams, and maps. With clear, simple text and stunning full-color photographs, readers will learn all about the fascinating phenomenon that is an earthquake in this informative picture book. Perfect for young scientists’ school reports, this book supports the Common Core State Standards and includes a glossary and index.

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Grandmother Fish: A Child's First Book of Evolution

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Feiwel & Friends #ad - Where did we come from? it's a simple question, but not so simple an answer to explain—especially to young children. Meet Grandmother Fish. Told in an engaging call and response text where a child can wiggle like a fish or hoot like an ape and brought to life by vibrant artwork, Grandmother Fish takes children and adults through the history of life on our planet and explains how we are all connected.

Grandmother Fish: A Child's First Book of Evolution #ad - The book also includes comprehensive backmatter, including:- An elaborate illustration of the evolutionary tree of life- Helpful science notes for parents- How to explain natural selection to a child. Charles darwin's theory of common descent no longer needs to be a scientific mystery to inquisitive young readers.

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Montessori Assessment Playbook

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National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector Press #ad - Emphasizing both coherence and precision, the Montessori Assessment Playbook shows us how to develop and implement a comprehensive assessment framework focused on human flourishing and, just as important, why such a framework is urgently needed. The reflective practice tools in particular will be especially helpful for new teachers matching elements of theory from their training to manifestations of those principles in their own classrooms.

Elise huneke-stone, director of elementary training, Montessori NorthwestThe ideas and tools in this Playbook are central to our ability to fully implement excellent Montessori education. Can we measure what we treasure? can we build and sustain truly excellent schools focused on the ambitious goal of human flourishing? And can we hold ourselves accountable to the children and families we serve in ways that harness data to advance that goal? The National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector says “yes”! The Montessori Assessment Playbook shows us how to do it.

Montessori Assessment Playbook #ad - It is a necessary step in the movement from assessing individual children to assess- ing whole system inputs, and working towards the development of agency and responsibility in older children and adolescents. Whether focusing on executive functioning for primary children or social-emotional development for elementary and secondary students, these tools recognize what is most important not only for Montessori public schools, but for all Montessori schools and even the world beyond Montessori.

Michael duffy, co-director, montessori elementary teacher training Collaborative METTCThis is a clear, useful, and thoughtfully developed collection of tools, which should help organize and enhance the practice of Montessorians in public and private programs across levels. From the back coverwith these tools, the national center for montessori in the Public Sector has shifted the conversation from a narrow focus on Math and Language, to what it summarizes under the term “human flourishing, typical of standardized testing, ” which is in line with Maria Montessori’s emphasis on whole child development.

Organized around 33 discrete tools, and creativity, compassion, the Playbook provides a clear and actionable scaffold for building an assessment protocol that captures compelling student outcomes, such as perseverance, and that links those outcomes to the investments we make to classrooms and schools.

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Things That Float and Things That Don't

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Holiday House #ad - If that same ball of foil is shaped into a boat, it floats! Why? And how is it possible that a huge ship made of steel can float? Answering these questions about density and flotation is David A. An apple floats, but a ball of aluminum foil does not. It can be surprising which objects float and which don't.

Things That Float and Things That Don't #ad - Activities that demonstrate the properties of flotation are included. Adler's clear, concise text, paired with Anna Raff's delightful illustrations.

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