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Award-winning author Christine Petrell Kallevig wrote short articles about nine world-famous artists and their amazing outdoor sculptures in Cleveland, Akron, and Westlake. Then, with the assistance and advice of several local teachers, she developed language arts, math, art education, and social studies activities based on each sculpture and required Ohio standards.
Written specifically for Northeast Ohio students and their teachers, the information, fabulous photographs, and thought-provoking activities are arranged in 9 units in an easy-to-use, self-explanatory consumable student workbook (8.5 in. x 11 in.).
The activities provide writing practice, fulfill visual art requirements, and introduce 20th century Northeast Ohio history, all in one inexpensive, self-contained booklet.
Preview sample pages from the student workbook and then watch this video. There are 8 others like it on the Our Sculptures Ourselves DVD virtual field trip.
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Teacher Guides contain answer keys, suggestions for additional books and web sites, and educational objectives for each activity.
Individual Our Sculptures Ourselves 16-page Teacher Guide: $2.99 each
The DVD features over 700 additional photographs about the sculptures and artists. It is formatted like a NARRATED field trip and is the perfect solution for budget-strapped teachers who want closer views and additional information about the sculptures without having to leave the classroom. The DVD is compatible with all DVD players and most newer computers.
DVD Our Sculptures Ourselves Narrated Slideshow: 29.99
NEWS FOR OHIO TEACHERS: Christine Kallevig presented the workshop, Northeast Ohio Public Sculptures: The Stories They Tell, at the Ohio Art Education Association Conference in Cleveland, OH.
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Professional storyteller Fran Stallings wrote in the 2009 Spring issue of Territorial Tattler, "I tested several of them on a 6th grader of only moderate manual skill, who was pleased at her success and proudly retold the stories to younger siblings at home. This suggests that even us clumsy adults could learn to do the stories while folding the forms! The diagrams are excellent and easy to follow. Origami forms include: seagull, cicada, snake, owl, leaf, coyote (fox), duck, butterfly, Trillium, rabbit, fish, toad. Story topics include: food chains; life cycles; metamorphosis; habitats; photosynthesis; characteristic traits of reptiles, birds, fish, amphibians, ants. It is amazing how the information gets linked to concurrent folds in the process of producing the final paper form! Kallevig's Follow-up Activities would be useful in the classroom or at summer camp, as well as in a home setting. She provides a lot of additional information about each animal, plant, or eco-niche as well as thought-provoking research suggestions and quizzes. I can recommend this little book as a useful addition to any storytellers bag of tricks." Click HERE and go to page 5 to read the complete review.Nature Fold-Along Stories features 12 fact-filled stories illustrated by the folding steps of 12 very easy origami models. Written and diagrammed by the award-winning origami artist and author Christine Petrell Kallevig, the completely illustrated folding instructions are placed side-by-side with story text for easy use by kids, teachers, librarians, camp directors, park rangers, or anyone else who loves nature or wants to learn how to fold easy origami plants and animals. Preview sample pages here. Illustrations, photographs, presentation guidelines, dozens of extended activities, fascinating plant and animal facts, index, 80 pages. ISBN 978-0962876929 $11.95
The January, 2014 Midwest Book Review says, "Bright, colorful illustrations of Grammie's house full of papercrafts, as well as step-by-step instructions for folding one's very own transforming Sun-Moon, round out this charming story, ideal for encouraging little ones to experiment with origami for fun."About the story: Jacob and Isabella stay with their Grammie and her dachshund, Taro, when Mom works away from home. Grammie loves origami, but she loves Jacob and Isabella even more. They eventually learn how to fold an origami model that transforms between the sun and the moon. Recommended for kids, teachers, librarians, grandparents, or anyone else who loves to read a good story or wants to learn origami. Preview sample pages here. Illustrations, folding instructions, 10 x 8 hardcover, 32 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0989737111, $16.99.
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The trade paperback edition is out-of-print, but the E-Book Version is Available! When your payment is received, you will be emailed a complete, perfect PDF non-printable version of Fold Along Stories Quick and Easy Origami Tales for Beginners that you can read and store on your computer. Adobe Reader Required. Only $6.99 (FREE Freight)
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All About Pockets: Storytime Activities for Early Childhood This is the most comprehensive guide available for how to use a simple, everyday pocket in storytelling, math activities, language development, creative dramatics, and enhancement of motor skills. It includes annotations and cross-references for 85 different picture story books that feature pockets in some way, as well as pocket poems, pocket stories, pocket songs, pocket games, pocket finger plays, pocket patterns, and reproducible illustrations for crafts or flannel board props. It's all about pockets, all about pocket play, and all about fun! Recommended for teachers of children ages 3 - 7, especially those who love to combine learning with laughter. 128 pages, trade paper, index, illustrations. Watch a video of a sample Pocket lesson from an early childhood teacher workshop. ISBN-13: 978-0962876967 $9.95
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