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The Dot / El Punto (English and Spanish Versions)

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Vashti doesn't think she can draw, but her teacher encourages her to "just make a mark and see where it takes you." Vashti at first ventures one small and unremarkable dot, but is soon making big d

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:06
The Dot / El Punto (English and Spanish Versions)

Snowflake Bentley

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This Caldecott Medal winning book poetically reveals the life of the photographer and farmer, Wilson Bentley.  From the time he was a small boy, Willie was fascinated by snowflakes.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:20
Snowflake Bentley

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

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An unusual and memorable part of the history of the World Trade Center is captured in this exhilarating movie about a man who walked on a tightrope between the two towers.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

Getting to Know Simms Taback (2005)

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In this video Simms talks about the process and inspiration behind his creation of the Caldecott Honor-winning book There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. Adapted from the lyrics of the famous folk rhyme of the same name, Simms uses die-cuts and his legendary sense of color, design and lyricism to create this masterpiece of childrens literature.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:18
Getting to Know Simms Taback

Ish

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Ramon loved to draw.  He drew everywhere and everything.  He never put down his pencil until...

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:08
Ish

Getting to Know William Steig (1995)

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A visit with the beloved author and illustrator of SYLVESTER & THE MAGIC PEBBLE and DOCTOR DE SOTO. Steig candidly talks about life, art and creating books for children.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:19
Getting to Know William Steig

Yeti's Color Splurge

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A game about colors for small children. The Yeti wants to color up his white surroundings - fortunately, he discovers a color lab.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
Content Area: 
Fine Arts
Play Time: 
10 min.
Yeti's Color Splurge

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

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Based on one of the most well-known spirituals in America, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands is a visually rich depiction of the diversity and beauty of the world.

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Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:07
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

John Philip Duck (2001)

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When young Edward first brought his tiny wild duck to the grand hotel where he worked with his Pa, his only thought was to keep it hidden. After all, he just needed a warm place for his little pet to stay during the day. Everyone helped keep his secret. One day, Mr. Schutt, the blustery hotel manager, discovered the duck swimming in the lobby fountain!

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:22
John Philip Duck

Let's Make Music!

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Copies: 1

Multicultural Songs and Activities by Jessica Baron Turner and Ronny Susan Schiff

Moving Within the Circle

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Contemporary Native American Music and Dance
Produced and Compiled by Bryan Burton

1994 World Music Press
PO Box 2565 Danbury CT 06813

Classics for Children - CD 1

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1.   The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Britten (16.32)
       London Symphony Orchestra
       Benjamin Britten

Classics for Children - CD 2

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Music of uninterrupted entertainment and imagination -- every piece on this program will have an immediate appeal to all children.

1.  Peter and the Wolf Prokofiev (26.18)
       Sir Ralph Richardson narrator
       London Symphony Orchestra
       Sir Malcolm Sargent

The Coffins of Pa-debehu-Aset

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Lesson plans and activities from the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester designed for young children to learn about Ancient Egypt in Art, Math, Music, ELA, Science, and Social Studies. Incorporates museum collection into learning.

Get Kids Singing Old Favorites

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This is a teacher's handbook which corresponds to the music cd Get Kids Singing Old Favorites CD. Book includes sheet music for the following songs:

  • I've Been Working on the Railroad
  • Old Dan Tucker
  • A Frog Went A-Courtin'
  • I Met a Bear
  • This Old Man
  • The Ants Go Marching
  • If You're Happy and You Know It
  • Turkey in the Straw

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