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An account, told in the words of one participant, of the difficulties and wonders that were part of the Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the land obtained as part of the Louisiana Purchase
"Meet Stella! She has a story to tell. (Ms. Merkley says everyone does.) "Today," Ms. Merkley announced, "is the perfect day to start writing narratives." Max has the story about his puppy, and Tineka is ready to retell her catfish adventure. But what topic will Stella choose? The time she got cupcake batter in her hair? Her trip to the amusement park? And how will she write it? What happened first, next, last . . . ?"--Back cover
"Meet Stella! She has lots of opinions. Like, the best food is ice cream and kids should be allowed to bring toys to school and Ms. Merkley is the nicest teacher in the whole world. So, when Ms. M. tells the class they get to write an opinion, Stella gets excited. But how will she choose what to write about? Go with Stella on her writing journey and see how one kid's opinion can change a school" --Back cover
Raises the questions that youngsters may ask about the reasons behind the ways people show consideration for each other by being polite, and suggests techniques for adults to help children understand the importance of courteous behavior
The origins behind some of the most important scientific discoveries are explored
Meet Stella! Poet extraordinare. In Ms. Merkley's class, every year starts with a poetry walk. But that's just the beginning--poetry is part of every day. It's in kids journals and in their voices, on the wall and in the hall. Poetry tumbles in an avalanche from Tineka's desk, roars out of a tornado-cancelled field trip, and even keeps Filipe up at night. Warning: poetry can really hook you. Take a poetry walk with Stella, and you'll be hooked, too!--Back cover
"Meet Stella! Do you know what it's like to be inquisitive? To have your mind racing with questions? Stella does! When Stella's class gets curious about chameleons, their teacher, Ms. Merkley, is happy to oblige. Join Stella and her friends as they become chameleon experts, and experts in informative writing"-- Back cover
"World travelers Ted and Betsy Lewin recount how the trained elephants of southern India, in particular the one chosen to be the lead elephant in the Mysore Dasara, are raised, cared for, and prepared for performing in ceremonial processions. Includes background information and glossary"--Provided by publisher
A story about children working in the school garden teaches facts about the growth cycle, gardening, food supply, and working together. Includes other resources for those interested in starting a school garden
An introduction to the lives of Lewis and Clark and to the exploratory expedition they led from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean in the early nineteenth century