Laura Mayne, an elementary-school teacher for the past 27 years, has served as a classroom teacher, teacher-librarian, special education resource teacher and ESL teacher. Scot Ritchie is an awardwinning artist and has illustrated more than 30 books, including The Everything Kids' Connect the Dots and Puzzle Book and Let's Go! The Story of Getting from There to Here.
One of the most user-friendly teacher resources I have encountered..... Great Teacher Projects K-8, is a resource full of projects that are engaging, inspiring and fun! Highly Recommended.-- (02/01/2010) This is a treasure trove of more than 75 tried-and-true, class-tested projects in many subject areas...projects that will build and stretch the knowledge of all your students... Comprehensive lists of resources and web sites offer valuable extensions to the projects. Eye-catching illustrations enhance the text. This book is a must-have for your library. Whether you are a veteran teacher or new to the profession, the book and its creative pedagogy will inspire and enrich your teaching style.-- (06/01/2010) This compilation of more than 75 activity ideas suitable for K--8 classrooms will be useful for both veteran and novice teachers and an invaluable resource for substitute teachers. Each project is clearly explained, beginning with the identification of grade level, curriculum subject correlations, time frame and materials. An additional feature is a "Book Tie-Ins" sidebar, which lists titles that will add to the enjoyment of the activity and contribute to literacy goals. The organization of the contents is excellent: the activities appear on the Contents page and in the book in alphabetical order according to title, but they are also listed by subject and grade level, making it easy to find projects suitable for your students... The ideas were contributed by practicing teachers, so have been selected and adapted by the experts. The author has done a great job of explaining not only the process, but also why the project is worthwhile. This resource is a keeper!-- (09/01/2009)