With all the hype over this weekend’s opening of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, comic book fans can take comfort in the fact that much of the Twilight saga draws from the exact same story elements as superhero comic books. http://www.newsarama.com/film/09118-twilight-saga-superheros.html
Primary pathways: an integrated approach to drug education
Written by a Primary School teacher, this easy-to-use education resource offers many quality learning activities for early, middle and later primary school drug education, integrating drug education with issues such as self-esteem, identity, problem solving and responsibility.
By Phyllis Roots
An uproarious tale of a family’s trip in a rattletrap car. The rattletrap car doesn’t go fast and it doesn’t go far – and when a family set off to the lake in it one hot day it soon starts to fall apart.
“Completely brilliant… Funny, original and beautifully drawn… Ideal for reading aloud.” The Independent on Sunday
More information at http://www.pivotalkids.com/rattletrap.htm
3 excellent Library/Classroom Suggestions
Lesson Idea on using onomatopoeia
Examples of Art by Jill Barton
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Children do a lot of learning and growing when they appear to be doing nothing at all so when we think they are “wasting time” they may be very busy doing important things indeed…
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There’s no evidence that food additives cause attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but an increasing number of studies show that certain food colorings and preservatives may cause or worsen hyperactive behavior in some children
Read more (including the list of additives)