Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Daily Deal

The countdown is on! This is the last week of school for us. Of course, I'll still have many things to do in my classroom before I actually leave for the summer. For many of us the summer is a great time to get caught up on some professional development or reading for professional growth. This daily deal is just the thing! Stenhouse Publishers has a full preview of the book Starting with Science.  Check it out online for free!  Just click here and select the preview online tab on the top of the book.

Here is the publisher's summary:
Author: Marcia Talhelm Edson
Year: 2013
Grade Range: K-2

Young children arrive at school with unrestrained curiosity and wonder about the world. A fact-based, hands-on activity approach to teaching science, however, is not enough to help them deepen their scientific thinking or discoveries. In Starting with Science: Strategies for Introducing Young Children to Inquiry, Marcia Talhelm Edson explores the big ideas surrounding inquiry-based science; she helps teachers thoughtfully plan for and implement a conceptual approach to teaching and learning science so students can engage in observation, questioning, predictions, collaboration, data collection, and a deeper understanding of topics important to their lives.

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