The Trees of the Dancing Goats

The Trees of the Dancing Goats
Title The Trees of the Dancing Goats PDF eBook
Author Patricia Polacco
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 32
Release 2013-11-26
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 1442498676

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Trisha loves the eight days of Hanukkah, when her mother stays home from work, her Babushka makes delicious potato latkes, and her Grampa carves wonderful animals out of wood as gifts for Trisha and her brother. In the middle of her family's preparation for the festival of lights, Trisha visits her closest neighbors, expecting to find them decorating their house for Christmas. Instead they are all bedridden with scarlet fever. Trisha's family is one of the few who has been spared from the epidemic. It is difficult for them to enjoy their Hanukkah feast when they know that their neighbors won't be able to celebrate their holiday. Then Grampa has an inspiration: they will cut down trees, decorate them, and secretly deliver them to the neighbors, "But what can we decorate them with?" Babushka asks. Although it is a sacrifice, Trisha realizes that Grampa's carved animals are the perfect answer. Soon her living room is filled with trees -- but that is only the first miracle of many during an incredible holiday season. Based on a long cherished childhood memory, this story celebrates the miracle of true friendship.

The Trees of the Dancing Goats

The Trees of the Dancing Goats
Title The Trees of the Dancing Goats PDF eBook
Author Patricia Polacco
Publisher
Pages
Release 2002
Genre
ISBN 9780758738585

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Trisha loves the eight days of Hanukkah, when her mother stays home from work, her Babushka makes delicious potato latkes, and her Grampa carves wonderful animals out of wood as gifts for Trisha and her brother. In the middle of her family's preparation for the festival of lights, Trisha visits her closest neighbors, expecting to find them decorating their house for Christmas. Instead they are all bedridden with scarlet fever. Trisha's family is one of the few who has been spared from the epidemic. It is difficult for them to enjoy their Hanukkah feast when they know that their neighbors won't be able to celebrate their holiday. Then Grampa has an inspiration: they will cut down trees, decorate them, and secretly deliver them to the neighbors, "But what can we decorate them with?" Babushka asks. Although it is a sacrifice, Trisha realizes that Grampa's carved animals are the perfect answer. Soon her living room is filled with trees -- but that is only the first miracle of many during an incredible holiday season. Based on a long cherished childhood memory, this story celebrates the miracle of true friendship.

The Trees of the Dancing Goats

The Trees of the Dancing Goats
Title The Trees of the Dancing Goats PDF eBook
Author Patricia Polacco
Publisher Turtleback
Pages
Release 2000
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 9780606200943

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During a scarlet fever epidemic one winter in Michigan, a Jewish family helps make Christmas special for their sick neighbors by making their own Hanukkah miracle, in a story based on a memory from the author's childhood.

It's a Miracle!

It's a Miracle!
Title It's a Miracle! PDF eBook
Author Stephanie Spinner
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 52
Release 2007-09-25
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 141695001X

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Every night of Hanukkah Grandma tells a story at bedtime. Includes the Hanukkah legend.

A to Zoo

A to Zoo
Title A to Zoo PDF eBook
Author Rebecca L. Thomas
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages 3583
Release 2018-06-21
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN

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Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. Generations of savvy librarians and educators have relied on this detailed subject guide to children's picture books for all aspects of children's services, and this new edition does not disappoint. Covering more than 18,000 books published through 2017, it empowers users to identify current and classic titles on topics ranging from apples to zebras. Organized simply, with a subject guide that categorizes subjects by theme and topic and subject headings arranged alphabetically, this reference applies more than 1,200 intuitive (as opposed to formal catalog) subject terms to children's picture books, making it both a comprehensive and user-friendly resource that is accessible to parents and teachers as well as librarians. It can be used to identify titles to fill in gaps in library collections, to find books on particular topics for young readers, to help teachers locate titles to support lessons, or to design thematic programs and story times. Title and illustrator indexes, in addition to a bibliographic guide arranged alphabetically by author name, further extend access to titles.

Every Book Is a Social Studies Book

Every Book Is a Social Studies Book
Title Every Book Is a Social Studies Book PDF eBook
Author Jeannette Balantic
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages 276
Release 2011-02-01
Genre Education
ISBN 1598845217

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This text offers a teacher and student-friendly collection of lessons and activities that help educators use picture books to engage younger students in meaningful social studies activities and bring this critical subject back in elementary schools. In order for today's children to succeed as adults, they need a solid foundation of life skills inculcated at a young age. Social studies is key to building this critical knowledge, yet less attention is being paid to social studies in elementary schools as this subject becomes more essential. The authors of this text have a solution: use picture books as dual-purpose texts that fulfill more than just language arts needs, and take the time dedicated to those lessons to simultaneously teach social studies. Each chapter of this text is organized around one of the National Council for the Social Studies' Ten Thematic Strands, covering diverse and engaging topics ranging from community and individuality to science and technology. This book serves as a vital resource for classroom teachers, methods professors, staff developers, and curriculum writers who prioritize keeping social studies a part of the elementary school curriculum.

Jewish Every Day

Jewish Every Day
Title Jewish Every Day PDF eBook
Author Behrman House
Publisher Behrman House, Inc
Pages 394
Release 2005-06
Genre Education
ISBN 9780867050486

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Written in a warm and understanding tone, this guide takes the best in secular early childhood education and applies it to Jewish early childhood education. With extensive bibliographies as well as background information for teachers, individual chapters review developmentally appropriate practice, anti-bias education, storytelling, music, Jewish thematic units, reaching out to interfaith families, keeping kosher at school, and much more.