Item description for Theme Pockets - December (Make Books With Pockets) by Michelle Noble Barnett, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers & Marilyn Evans...
Overview With three themes for every month of the year, these units are a perfect choice for integrating many curriculum areas. Lessons for art, creative writing, nonfiction writing, reading, math, science, social studies, and literature are organized and displayed in construction paper "pockets", creating an exciting work portfolio. Each book includes patterns, reproducibles, and writing forms.
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Studio: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.97" Width: 8.52" Height: 0.26" Weight: 0.64 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 1999
Publisher Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Grade Level Grade School
Series Make Books With Pockets
ISBN 1557997098 ISBN13 9781557997098 UPC 023472005953
Availability 0 units.
More About Michelle Noble Barnett, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers & Marilyn Evans
Norris began teaching in a first-grade classroom at the University of Northern Colorado Laboratory School. He varied teaching career has spanned grades PreK through 8. She has directed a preschool program, been a remedial reading specialist, and acted as a district science resource trainer. Following twenty years of classroom experience in Colorado, Texas, North Carolina, and California, she continues to be active in staff development.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Theme Pockets - December?
One great theme pocket included - the others, not so much... Dec 28, 2007
The Evan-Moor Theme Pockets series can be a fun supplement for both homeschoolers and elementary classrooms. A theme pocket is basically a folder containing a collection of crafts and projects that revolve around a theme. The December book consists of three theme pockets - one is outstanding, one is OK, and the other is pure busy-work.
The outstanding theme pocket is "When It's Winter". This is an excellent introduction to the adaptations animals have to survive winter. Students will learn a lot of science, and there are also engaging language arts and math activities included.
The theme pocket that is only OK is "December Celebrations". Las Posadas, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa are included. I found this theme pocket to be very generic and PC. Granted, I am a homeschooler and the authors of this book are primarily targeting public school teachers as their audience. Depending on your point of view, you might find this theme pocket to be perfectly adequate.
The final theme pocket included is "Take It Home". This is designed to be taken home and completed by students over their winter break. It mainly consists of activities such as dot-to-dot and word searches, although students are also supposed to journal. As far as I am concerned, this theme pocket is pure busy work and we will not use it.
I have nearly all of the Evan-Moor Theme Pockets, and I find this to be one of the weakest of the series. Still, it is worth considering if you have animal-loving children for "When It's Winter".