Katy No-Pocket

Katy No-Pocket

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Item #: 000935
ISBN: 9780395137178
Grades: PK-3

Product Description:

By the same illustrator as Curious George, H. A. Rey, comes this story about a mother kangaroo who is in despair because she has no pocket to carry her son, Freddy. All of the other mother kangaroos have pockets to carry their young in, but not Katy. Very sadly, she goes around asking all of the animals who don't have pockets how they carry their babies. She asks Mrs. Crocodile and Mrs. Monkey, and she observes the lions and the birds, but none of them give her an answer. As a last resort, she wakes up the wise old owl who is asleep in a dead tree. He tells her where to go to find a solution to her perplexing problem.

Publisher Description:

Katy's distress at being a kangaroo with no pouch is quickly remedied by a kindly construction worker.

Category Description for Five in a Row Literature Unit Studies:

These literature-based unit study curriculum guides are so named because you spend five days in a row (a full week; one day for each subject area) using a particular children's book as the theme for multiple academic subject areas. Five in a Row (FIAR) Volumes 1-3 cover social studies and character, language arts, math, science, and art through 15-21 children's books. The literature selections, primarily picture books, contain positive moral values reflecting Biblical values. Christian content is not incorporated in Volumes 1-3, but is available separately in a Christian Character & Bible Study Supplement. Five in a Row Vol. 4 is for slightly older students (Grades 2-4) and features fewer books, some of which are stretched to two weeks of lessons. Christian content is included in the Volume 4 guide.

Before Five in a Row takes the same concept, but simplifies it for ages 2-4, with multiple activities provided for each book, but not as structured between days of the week.

Beyond Five in a Row is the next step up (for Grades 3+), and these guides are structured around chapter books. Activities at this level incorporate history, geography, science, language arts and fine arts with Christian Character and Bible content available separately.




Category Description for UNIT STUDIES:

What is a "unit study"? Briefly, it's a thematic or topical approach to teaching as opposed to the traditional by-subject approach. Rather than teach each subject separately, a unit study attempts to integrate many or all subject areas into a unified study - usually centered around a particular subject or event. Obviously History (the study of events) and Science (the study of "things") are well-suited to unit studies, and usually form the "core" around which other subjects are integrated. Subjects like Bible, Geography, Government, English (writing), and Reading/Literature, Music, Home Economics, Life Skills, and Art, are usually easy to integrate around a core topics. Remaining subjects (Math, Phonics, Grammar, Spelling) can be integrated to some extent via related activities. Each, however, has its own "system" (progression of skills, mastery of "rules") which must be followed to some degree. Since one of the additional advantages of a unit study curriculum is the ability to use it with students of varying ages and skill levels, these subjects are generally taught apart from the core curriculum. This may be as simple as assigning pages in a grammar or spelling book, or using a separate "program" for Phonics and Math. Unit studies also tend to be more activity-oriented than the traditional approach, a real boon to kinesthetic learners. Advocates of the unit study approach site studies showing that children learn best when learning is unified rather than fragmented and when learning is more participatory than passive.




Category Description for Before Five in a Row:

Not to leave out the eager younger children, this volume provides mini Five in a Row- style lessons for youngsters. This book; however, is divided into two parts, the first being similar to the other curriculum guides. Just as in the original series, each unit is built around a simple, classic children's storybook. This book differs from the older volumes in that it is not structured around a week. The purpose is simply to provide an array of activities for each book that engage children and lay the foundation for further learning. Some of the activities are subject related, such as Bible, science, math, language arts, and art; others are various skills such as learning shapes, sequencing, colors or problem solving, and the rest are centered on specific topics, like relationships, contentment, birthdays or another book-related idea. The second part of this book focuses on arming parents with creative ideas to build learning readiness. This section is a treasure trove of activities that help develop reading readiness and motor skills or focus on the arts. Additional activities also capitalize on teachable moments that arise during bath time, in the kitchen, or during a trip to the store. 149 pgs. ~ Steph




Primary Subject
Library Builders
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
3
ISBN
9780395137178
Binding
Picture Book
Pages
32
Edition
Illustrated
Language
English
Ages
5 to 8
Audience
Juvenile
Contributor
H. A. Rey (Illustrator)
Author
Emmy Payne
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Houghton Mifflin
Weight
0.322 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.75" x 0.19"
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An old favorite I just wanted to share with my kids. A generation to generation kind of thing.
Michelle F on Apr 11, 2017
An old favorite I just wanted to share with my kids. A generation to generation kind of thing.
Michelle F on Apr 11, 2017
To use with Beyond Five and a Row.
Michelle G on Apr 1, 2017
To use with Beyond Five and a Row.
Michelle G on Apr 1, 2017
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Loved this book when I was little and couldn't be happier of sharing my interests with my kids. They love this book too.
November 22, 2016
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over 3 years ago

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