Parents and Education
What Your Second Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated): Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education
What Your Second Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated)
Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education
Paperback      ISBN: 0553392409
Give your child a smart start with the revised and updated
What Your Second Grader Needs to Know

What will your child be expected to learn in the second grade? How can you help him or her at home? This book answers these all-important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that hundreds of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American second graders. Designed for parents and teachers to enjoy with children, featuring a new Introduction, this second-grade volume of the Core Knowledge Series presents the knowledge and skills that should be at the core of a challenging second-grade education, including

- Favorite poems--old and new, from "Caterpillars" to Gwendolyn Brooks's prizewinning "Rudolph Is Tired of the City"
- Literature--from around the world, with African folktales, American tall tales, European fairy tales, and classic myths from ancient Greece
- Learning about language--the basic building blocks of written English, all explained with a touch of humor and common sense
- World and American history and geography--visit Japan, explore ancient Greece, travel the Underground Railroad with Harriet Tubman
- Visual arts--with activities and full-color illustrations of masterworks by El Greco, Van Gogh, Matisse, and others
- Music--basic theory, great composers, instruments, and fun-to-sing songs such as "I've Been Working on the Railroad" and "Do-Re-Mi"
- Math--challenging lessons ranging from telling time to doing fractions, numbers to 100, and a first look at geometry
- Science--the cycle of life and the seasons, levers and magnets, the wonder of the human body, and more, with lots of hands-on activities and stories about famous scientists
What Your Third Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated): Fundamentals of a Good Third-Grade Education
What Your Third Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated)
Fundamentals of a Good Third-Grade Education
Paperback      ISBN: 0553394665
Give your child a smart start with the revised and updated
What Your Third Grader Needs to Know

What should your child learn in the third grade? How can you help him or her at home? This book answers these important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that thousands of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American third graders. Featuring sixteen pages of full-color illustrations, a bolder, easier-to-follow format, and a thoroughly updated curriculum, What Your Third Grader Needs to Know is designed for parents and teachers to enjoy with children. Hundreds of thousands of children have benefited from the Core Knowledge Series. This edition, featuring a new Introduction, gives today's generation of third graders the advantage they need to make progress in school and to establish an approach to learning that will last a lifetime. In this book you'll discover

- Favorite poems--old and new, from the traditional rhyme "For Want of Nail" to Lewis Carroll's whimsical poem "The Crocodile"
- Literature--including Native American stories, African folktales, European fairy tales, classic myths from ancient Greece, stories from ancient Rome, and more
- Learning about language--the basics of written English, including sentence structure, parts of speech, and a first look at writing a report or letter
- World and American history and geography--journey down the great rivers of Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, visit ancient Rome, and experience the earliest days of America with the Pilgrims and Native Americans
- Visual arts--an introduction to masterworks by Rembrandt, Henri Matisse, Mary Cassatt, and others, with full-color reproductions and fun, do-it-yourself activities
- Music--the fundamentals of appreciating, reading, and making music, plus great composers, instruments, and sing-along lyrics for songs such as "Bicycle Built for Two" and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands"
- Math--stimulating lessons ranging from counting money to solving division problems, numbers through 100,000, graphs, and the metric system
- Science--fascinating discussions on the natural world, the cycles of life, the human body and its systems, and the environment, with accompanying activities and stories about famous scientists such as Copernicus and Alexander Graham Bell
What's Math Got to Do with It?: How Teachers and Parents Can Transform Mathematics Learning and Inspire Success
What's Math Got to Do with It?
How Teachers and Parents Can Transform Mathematics Learning and Inspire Success
Paperback      ISBN: 0143128299
"Highly accessible and enjoyable for readers who love and loathe math." --Booklist

A critical read for teachers and parents who want to improve children's mathematics learning, What's Math Got to Do with It? is "an inspiring resource" (Publishers Weekly). Featuring all the important advice and suggestions in the original edition of What's Math Got to Do with It?, this revised edition is now updated with new research on the brain and mathematics that is revolutionizing scientists' understanding of learning and potential.

As always Jo Boaler presents research findings through practical ideas that can be used in classrooms and homes. The new What's Math Got to Do with It? prepares teachers and parents for the Common Core, shares Boaler's work on ways to teach mathematics for a "growth mindset," and includes a range of advice to inspire teachers and parents to give their students the best mathematical experience possible.
Wisdom and Eloquence: A Christian Paradigm for Classical Learning
Wisdom and Eloquence
A Christian Paradigm for Classical Learning
Paperback      ISBN: 1581345526

To succeedin the world today, students need an education that equips them torecognize current trends, to be creative and flexible to respond tochanging circumstances, to demonstrate sound judgment to work forsociety's good, and to gain the ability to communicatepersuasively.

Writing with Skill, Level 1: Instructor Text
Writing with Skill, Level 1
Instructor Text
Paperback      ISBN: 1933339527

Skills Taught:
- One- and two-level outlining
- Writing chronological narratives, biographical sketches, descriptions, and sequences across the curriculum
- Constructing basic literary essays on fiction and poetry
- Researching and documenting source material
- First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition

Features of the program:
- Writing assignments are modeled on examples from great literature and classic nonfiction
- All source material for assignments is provided--no other books are needed
- This Instructor Text provides scripted dialogue to use when the student has difficulty, plus detailed guidance on how to evaluate the student's work
- Student Workbook (sold separately) encourages independence by directing all assignments to the student
- First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition
Writing with Skill, Level 1: Student Workbook
Writing with Skill, Level 1
Student Workbook
Paperback      ISBN: 1933339535

Skills Taught:
- One- and two-level outlining
- Writing chronological narratives, biographical sketches, descriptions, and sequences across the curriculum
- Constructing basic literary essays on fiction and poetry
- Researching and documenting source material
- First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition

Features of the program:
- Writing assignments are modeled on examples from great literature and classic nonfiction
- All source material for assignments is provided--no other books are needed
- This Student Workbook encourages independence by directing all assignments to the student
- Instructor Text (sold separately) provides scripted dialogue to use when the student has difficulty, plus detailed guidance on how to evaluate the student's work
- First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition

Your School of Love: A Spiritual Companion for Homeschooling Mothers
Your School of Love
A Spiritual Companion for Homeschooling Mothers
Paperback      ISBN: 1618902121

Homeschooling your children can be a beautiful and fruitful experience for both you and your children...but it can also be overwhelming. Agnes Penney, the popular author of Your Labor of Love and Your Vocation of Love, is here to help you along the way. Your School of Love is not a homeschooling curriculum, or a how-to guide, but a spiritual companion that will help you and your children get the most out of homeschooling. Your School of Love is packed with short chapters, perfect for the always-busy homeschooling parent, offering tips and advice on a variety of topics, including: - Homeschooling girls, boys, large families, young children, and teenagers - How to keep up with Homeschooling during pregnancy or with a new baby in the house - How to involve fathrs - How to encourage and balance your children's social lives - How to Balance Confidence and Humility while teaching your children - Making Homeschooling a prayerful endeavor - How to deal with the emotional struggles of homeschooling - And so much more (like how to avoid burnout, how to foster vocations, how to teach a child to read and write) Your School of Love is lovingly written by a homeschooling mother, and will be your constant companion throughout your homeschooling years, both as a guide, a spiritual reference, and a helpful friend who knows what it's like to deal with the struggles of homeschooling, and also how to embrace the great joys.