Monthly Archives: December 2015

New Products for November 2015

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Publishers showed in November that they were still busy adding new content to their colletions.

Shell Education – 310 new titles
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Shell Education added many titles in a variety of titles. Science titles, Occupation titles, Weather titles and much much more.

Carson Dellosa Publishing – 16 new titles
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Carson Dellosa added new titles to their Language Arts Series and their Interactive Notebooks Math series!

Gallopade International – 13 new titles
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New fictional titles from Gallopade International, “If My Grandma ran the World”, Hunting Lodge Road, Night before Christmas, Welcome to Goblinville, You Don’t Have to Come Back, You Just… and The Ghost Ship.  Check out these titles and much more!

S&S Learning  7 new titles
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New titles from our popular publisher S&S Learning.  7 new title from their “The Classroom Election” series.

Scholastic – 7 new titles
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Scholastic has added new titles such as a series for Math review using digital equipment in your classroom.  Then a title that will help start the year off with success!  Check these out.

Charlesbridge – 3 new titles
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Charlesbridge has added new fiction titles in a variety of topics, geared toward students grades PreK – 5.  Titles that will be sure to get students reading and creating that desire to read more.

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The following publishers have updated several of their titles:

Shell Education – 68 updates

Scholastic – 55 updates

Primary Concepts – 31 updates

Walch Education – 3 updates

Check out all these new titles and much MUCH more at DedicatedTeacher.com

Top Selling Titles- November 2015

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These are the top-selling titles for November 2015

1. Making Words, series (Grades 1-4)


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by Carson-Dellosa Publishing

This resource includes 50 Making Words lessons, 5 warm-ups, and a reproducible sheet of instructions and tips for students. Activities geared toward independent learning. Supports the Four-Blocks Literacy Model.

Our price: $14.24

2. Evidence-Based Writing, series (Grades K-5)


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by Carson-Dellosa Publishing

Evidence-Based Writing for grade K-5 offers 64 pages of writing practice and prompts. It is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and includes a writing rubric, a student writing checklist, a five-page writing process practice packet, and pages of writing prompts to encourage higher-level thinking and thoughtful writing. Each writing prompt is paired with a graphic organizer to help students plan, research, and prewrite. Specific writing types taught are opinion/argumentative, informative/explanatory, narrative, and research writing.

Our price: $9.49

3. Daily Math, U.S. series (Grades 1-6) & Canadian series*


chk2022by Chalkboard Publishing

Aligned to Common Core State Standards! “Daily Math Practice” from Chalkboard Publishing is a terrific addition to your classroom. Each eBook contains a wide variety of reproducible activities for each day of the week. Each daily set of activities focuses on a specific math strand, including measurement, data management, algebra, geometry, the number system, ratios and proportional relationships, expressions and equations, statistics, and statistics and probability. Also includes an answer key for teachers. Available for immediate download. *Canadian Series available grades 1-8, in English and French.

Standard eBook – Our price: $15.19
Enhanced eBooks – Our price: $19.94

4. Mathematics: Drill and Practice (Grades 1-6)


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Skill and problem solving activities with equal emphasis on skill and concept development. Ideal supplement for any current text. Adding and subtracting large numbers, multiplying, dividing, decimals, measurements, fractions, time, finding areas, finding volumes, multiplying and dividing fractions, solid shapes, and more.

Our Price: $5.65

5. Mastering the Standards: Mathematics Pre-Algebra (Grades 7-12)

hspam107eby Hayes School Publishing

Help students do their best on standardized tests in mathematics by familiarizing them with the formats and skills they will need for success. The problems developed for this series are based on standards from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and state standards from across the nation. This book includes practice pages on Numbers/Operations, Integers, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, and Statistics and Probability Tools. Each section features a teacher overview and a test for assessment. The activities may be used at any time of the year to assess understanding, for additional practice, or for test preparation.

Our Price: $5.65

6. Holiday Graph Art


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Mystery pictures with a variety of themes magically appear as students follow directions for coloring graph paper squares. Students develop graphing skills while having fun.

Standard eBook – Our price: $8.54
Enhanced eBooks – Our price: $13.29

7. Student Workbook/Study Guide: Chains


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Containing numerous literary activities such as worksheets and vocabulary games, this Student Workbook/Study Guide is integral to benefiting students with the skills they need to prepare for state standardized tests. Lesson plans can easily be organized from an array of reproducible exercises shaped to enhance critical thinking skills and analytical competency.

Standard eBook – Our price: $16.10
Enhanced eBooks – Our price: $20.85

8. Master Writing Big Book by Brenda Rollins


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Our program is designed to make the writing process logical and easy to learn. We offer clear and concise instruction in the drafting and revision phases to assist your students in creating outstanding book reports. We also take the fear out of writing essays while giving your students the tools to comprehensively express their point of view. The learning objectives are based on Bloom’s Taxonomy and you can use this material to supplement your present writing program or for independent student work. Also included is a detailed implementation guide, student assessment rubric, word puzzles and comprehension quiz. The color graphic organizers will assist the introduction of the skill focus and in guiding your students through their successful writing process. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Our price: $28.45

9. Destiny Quest: A Guide for Educators (Grades 3-12)


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This educator’s guide is a comprehensive tool for your classroom or learning community to help get the most out of your Destiny Quest experience. This guide includes: a simple step-by-step guide to understand the components of Destiny Quest, sample lesson plans that follow the U.S. Common Core State Standards, a complementary website complete with extension activities, printable worksheets, assessments and how-to videos.

Our price: $9.49

10. Physical Science (Power Practice: Science series)


ctp8304by Creative Teaching Press

Over 100 Reproducible Activities to Sharpen Basic Skills
Physical Science supplements and enriches classroom teaching to enhance students’ understanding of vocabulary, functions, and fundamental processes of physical sciences work. Topics include: force and motion, chemistry, atoms and elements, scientific processes, simple machines, energy, light and sound & magnetism and electricity.

Our price: $14.24

Honorable Mentions:

Literature Guide: Little House in the Big Woods (Lit Links series)
by On The Mark Press
Our Price: $10.44

Grades 3-6 Nonfiction: How to Teach Writing
by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Our Price: $14.24

Drawing Conclusions and Inferences (Grades 4-5)
by ECS Learning Systems
Our Price: $9.49

Around the Net: Inspiring Teachers

Original article by ABC news by Genevieve Shaw Brown on Nov 17, 2015

A wonderful video moving around on Facebook, is about a Special Education Teacher in Florida, doing some amazing work with this students. One of the things he does on a regular basis is start his day encouraging each of his students one by one. The post has received over 11,000 likes and gained so much attention, that it caught the eye of ABC reporter, Genevieve Shaw Brown.

Florida Teacher Starts Each Day Complimenting Students One by One

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In classrooms across the country, the school day almost always starts off with some kind of routine. Announcements, a run-through of the day’s calendar or maybe the Pledge of Allegiance.

But in Chris Ulmer’s classroom, the day starts off with 10 minutes of compliments.

In a video posted to Facebook that’s been shared more than 8,000 times since it was posted on Sunday, Ulmer takes the time to pay several compliments to each and every one of the eight students in his special education classroom at Mainspring Academy in Jacksonville, Florida.

“I love having you in my class. I think you’re very funny. You’re a great soccer player. Everyone in here loves you,” Ulmer says to the kids as they each take their turn standing in front of the class, facing Ulmer.

Ulmer said he’s been posting videos — with the kids’ parents’ permission — almost every day, but this one, which he “spent about 10 minutes editing,” has really resonated with the public. “I actually didn’t think a whole lot about this one before posting it. It’s just something we do.”

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Video available on Facebook… be sure to take a look.

*(video also available on our own Facebook page)

Read more of this article at: ABCnews.go.comABC news article

Be sure to check out Chris Ulmer’s webpage:  http://www.specialbooksbyspecialkids.com/

Follow on him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/specialbooksbyspecialkids/