This time-saving program planner for librarians and classroom teachers alike includes everything you need to get started- reading lists, flannelboard patterns, poems, songs, easy crafts, even take-home activities to extend the learning process. The many creative ideas packed inside include Activities keyed to popular classroom themes, with one chapter for each week of the school year Lessons that reinforce skills in key learning areas such as reading, writing, and math American Sign Language and Spanish language activities that make diversity awareness a part of children's learning Teachable concepts that can be mixed and rearranged for maximum flexibility, complementing classroom schedules Both veterans and novices will find plenty to help make kindergarten days richer, more rewarding, and more fun.
Kathy MacMillan is a freelance writer, American Sign Language interpreter, librarian, and storyteller. She was the library/media specialist at the Maryland School for the Deaf, as well as a children's librarian at Carroll County Public Library and Howard County Library. Christine Kirker is a children's library associate with the Carroll County Public Library in Maryland where she presents educational outreach programs, integrating featured artists and craft projects.