My First Ballet Class
Hardcover ISBN: 1481479350
In a leveled reader that includes step-by-step instructions for basic ballet moves, young dancers attending ballet class for the first time put on their ballet slippers, learn different foot positions and twirl across the dance floor while learning elementary terms. By the creator of the Biscuit series. Simultaneous and eBook.
Barbed Wire Baseball
School & Library ISBN: 1419705210
A tale based on the early life of Japanese-American baseball pioneer Kenichi Zenimura traces his childhood dream of playing professionally and his family's struggles in a World War II internment camp where he introduces baseball to raise hope, in a story complemented by archival photographs.
Instruction, Programming and Park Design
Paperback ISBN: 0736074260
Skateboarding is one of the fastest-growing activities for youth in America and throughout the world. This fun and exhilarating activity is a great way of fighting childhood obesity while providing a practical method of transportation. The increased popularity of skateboarding has created an unprecedented demand for more skateparks, sound instruction, and access to safe opportunities for skating. Skateboarding: Instruction, Programming, and Park Design provides safe and effective skateboarding instruction and programming as well as information on building and managing skateparks. You'll get all the tools you need to do everything from teaching fundamental skateboarding skills to designing and running a park to meet the needs of your community. In Skateboarding: Instruction, Programming, and Park Design, author Ben Wixon, an experienced skateboarder, instructor, and skatepark consultant and advocate, provides you with -a full curriculum with progressive lesson plans and practice strategies to help you teach skateboarding safely and correctly; -guidance through the planning and design process, including an overview of the pros and cons of various skatepark styles and construction types; -information on key management issues such as supervision, staffing, scheduling, and maintenance; and -strategies for managing risk through appropriate skateboarding instruction, supervision, and park maintenance. Proper instruction in skateboarding fundamentals is the first step in providing a safe experience for all participants. Skateboarding begins with a ready-to-use curriculum that can be implemented in a variety of settings, including schools, public parks, and camps. The step-by-step lesson plans make it easy to teach everything from basic techniques to intermediate and advanced skills. The lesson plans are educationally sound, meet NASPE standards, and can be used either in or out of a skatepark. The curriculum also includes practice strategies to help participants acquire new skills and perfect their techniques, and it even includes guidelines on safety and skatepark etiquette so students will learn that avoiding risk is an important part of skateboarding fun. The book's glossary makes technical jargon and skateboarding slang easy to understand for administrators and new instructors and gives them insight into the idiosyncrasies of skateboarding culture. Skateboarding also features thorough coverage of skatepark management and administration. Wixon offers expert advice on planning and designing a skatepark. He presents factors and questions to consider, information on the various types of skateparks so you can choose the one that best fits your needs, and help with budgeting for construction and maintenance costs. You will also find tools and resources to help you manage both new and existing facilities. Skateboarding covers the most essential management areas. You'll find recommendations on scheduling and programming, staffing and supervision guidelines, and instructions on establishing a maintenance routine. The book also contains helpful forms, including participation waivers and safety and maintenance checklists, and a list of recommended vendors to make it easy to order the equipment you need. Throughout the book you'll find tips for managing risk and promoting safety in the skatepark. Skateboarding is the perfect all-in-one resource for administrators, youth instructors, and physical educators. It offers all the information you'll need to design, supervise, and maintain a skatepark as well as create skateboarding programs for the youth in your community.
The Greatest Sports Team Rivalries
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0316176877
"Competition is the name of the game in sports. But without a doubt, the fiercest battles are fought when longtime rivals come face to face. Here are in-depth looks at five such legendary rivalries: The Yankees versus the Red Sox The Celtics versus the Lakers The United versus the Galaxy The Canadiens versus the Bruins The Bears versus the Packers. Each section is packed with intense play-by-play game action, recaps of classic moments that sparked the feuds and insights into heated clashes. And becauseit's Matt Christopher, young readers know they're getting the best sports writing on the shelf!"--