Another Celebrated Dancing Bear 20th Anniv Ed

Another Celebrated Dancing Bear 20th Anniv Ed

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Item #: 040850
ISBN: 9781930900509
Grades: PK-3

Product Description:

A cute story by Gladys Scheffrin-Falk about two bears who are friends in Russia. One dances for the Moscow Circus and one works at the hospital. The one at the hospital is jealous of the dancing bear, but the dancing bear begins to give him lessons and soon they both enjoy twirling around and dancing. Intricate etchings illustrate the story on every page. 32 pgs, hc.

Publisher Description:

20th Anniversary Edition. Max, a celebrated dancing bear in the Moscow Circus, should have been carefree and contented. But how could Max be happy when his friend Boris was miserable in his hospital job among the grouchy lions and teasing monkeys? True friend that he is, Max resolves that Boris shall have a new and fulfilling career. He, Max, will teach Boris how to dance.

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 Five in a Row:

These literature-based unit study curriculum guides cover social studies and character, language arts, math, science, and art. Literature selections contain positive moral values reflecting Biblical values. Use as a stand-alone curriculum for preschool or supplement with phonics and math for older children. Curriculum is 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. There's plenty of text here as the author provides all the reference material you'll need right in the volumes as background for your studies. Hands-on activities and projects abound and there are plenty to choose from each day, using the literature selections as a springboard. The varying difficulty of the activities makes it easy to use with a range of ages. Very little teacher preparation is required. Once you have the needed literature selection, you can open the book and begin! Each book also includes tips for teaching the curriculum, instructions for creating manipulatives, a topical index, a sample planning sheet with a blank, reproducible lesson plan sheet, literary glossary, story disks, and suggestions for finding the reading books. Volumes 1-3 do not incorporate Biblical content, as this is found in the optional Christian Character & Bible Study Supplement, 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.




Primary Subject
Library Builders
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
3
ISBN
9781930900509
Format
Hardcover Book
Brand Name
Purple House Press
Weight
0.85 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.5" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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Part of a curriculum study
Iwona D on Jan 29, 2017
To use with "5 In A Row" curriculum
Kelci M on Oct 17, 2016
Part of a curriculum study
Iwona D on Jan 29, 2017
I love the Five in a Row series and have a good number of the books but was missing this one. Sweet, with a great craft project in the FIAR.
Rebecca M on Jan 9, 2017
To use with "5 In A Row" curriculum
Kelci M on Oct 17, 2016
It's part of FIAR and I needed it.
Alicia L on Jul 30, 2016
The library doesn't have it.
Autumn M on May 23, 2016
Classic book and part of the Five in a Row list.
Emily C on Apr 19, 2016
To follow along with Five in a Row...we love it so much we want to do every book
Jason L on Oct 19, 2015
I love the Five in a Row series and have a good number of the books but was missing this one. Sweet, with a great craft project in the FIAR.
Rebecca M on Jan 9, 2017
It's part of FIAR and I needed it.
Alicia L on Jul 30, 2016
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Bought this to go with FIAR, but wish I'd just checked it out from the library. The book is fine, but unlike so many of the fabulous FIAR books, I don't see us reading it after our week is over.
May 21, 2017
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