Posts Tagged ‘classroom’

The Color Wheel Company

The Color Wheel Company manufactures and sells a large selection of color wheels, color mixing guides, color charts and color tools for artists, crafters and home owners of all skill levels. Review our Color Wheels, Magic Palette Color Mixing and Matching Guides, ViewCatcher, Gardener’s Color Wheel, Watercolor Wheel, Interior Design Wheel and CMY Primary Mixing Wheel, Pocket Guide to Color Mixing and others. All designed to help the user better understand color theory, color relationships and color mixing.

These are perfect for use in the art classroom. Useful for teaching and learning about color theory. Manufactured in United States.

Their traditional color wheel is available in a standard size (9″ diameter) and a pocket size.  A kids’ version of the color wheel is called the Colorsaurus. This dinosaur wheel is super cute and handy at showing how color mixing works.

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The Create A Color Wheels are designed for you to color and assemble your own color wheel. Instructions are included on how to make your wheel. I haven’t tried this yet, but looks like fun. 

🖌And very helpful for the watercolor artist is the Watercolor wheel. As a beginner in watercolor, I think this thing is brilliant.

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All the wheels are a nice size and rotate smoothly. They are sturdy and should last for many uses ツ

The Color Wheel Company provided these products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Really Good Stuff - Teaching Supplies, Classroom Organizers and Decorations

I recently discovered this company which I understand started back in 1992. They have a huge selection of “really good stuff” for teachers.

My review is of their Book & Binder Holders, two slightly different designs. The first is a set of four bins with labels. Named “earth”, the colors are brown, orange, pink, and purple.

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The second set of four are seaside inspired colors of pebble, sand, shell, and water. They also come with “stabilizer wings”. [to stabilize]

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There are many more colors for your personal preference in book bin decor. I admit I’m not much of a shopper but even with that said I’ve not seen these in stores. This is a great additional to our preschool classroom this fall. They are durable and hold most of the books I have put in them (workbooks). They are gems for any organizer and are toddler user friendly, too.

Really Good Stuff states that they are environmentally aware by reducing their carbon footprint and protecting forests. You can read about their efforts with this link before you start shopping.

Really Good Stuff provided products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received

 

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A young boy wants to write a story, just like his big sister. But there’s a problem, he tells her. Though he knows his letters, he doesn’t know many words. ?Every story starts with a single word and every word starts with a single letter,? his sister explains patiently. ?Why don’t you start there, with a letter?? So the boy tries. He writes a letter. An easy letter. The letter I. And from that one skinny letter, the story grows, and the little boy discovers that all of us, including him, have what we need to write our own perfect story.

Hardcover, 32 page picture book, from Kids Can Press September 2016

Grades: PreSchool To 2 / Ages: 3 to 7

Enjoyable. This story is an inspirational and helpful way to explain the writing process and to encourage young writers to develop stories of their own. A great book for home and classroom. I like that the big sister is the boy’s mentor in this story. I didn’t like the illustrations.(not a fan of this illustrator’s style ) I felt they were lacking and I can imagine more detailed and intricate illustrations to visualize the boy’s simple – or not so simple- story. 

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Andrew Larson/ Kids Can Press provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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Kane Miller Books specializes in award-winning children’s books from around the world. Our books bring the children of the world closer to each other, sharing stories and ideas, while exploring cultural differences and similarities.

Hardcover, 32 page, picture book for ages 2-6, concepts/activities/ art/ animals.

“Guess which animal will appear next based on a tiny hint in the right-hand corner of each double-page spread. Then discover who’s left the page.”

LOVE it. My 2 year old reviewer and I think this is a fun book full of animals. Also good for reasoning and observational skills.

Paperback activity book, 96 pages.

“Math and art, as different as night and day, right? Wrong! This is Not a Math Book shows how math can be beautiful and art can be numerical. Amazing patterns with a mathematical basis will be revealed as you follow the simple activity instructions. And you’ll learn incredible math facts as you draw the beautiful designs. A real eye-opener for kids of all ages with an artistic bent who think that math is dry and boring, while math enthusiasts will discover new ways to be creative.”

LOVE it. For ages 9 and up, so I’ve reviewed this one solo. I’m enjoying this doodle-like book at nap times and I will have to buy another when needed for my youngster. Great home school resource.

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided these books to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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Hardcover, 36 pages

Using simple text and children’s art, Art Parts introduces children to 6 elements of art. Designed for children between the ages of 3 and 8, it includes blank pages after each element where children can experiment with the concepts of line, color, shape, texture, space, and emotion. These blank pages allow children to personalize the book while making it a keepsake to treasure, and a wonderful gift for that special child in your life. It would, also, be a great asset to any classroom to add to the art center with materials that allow children to investigate the concepts contained throughout Art Parts.

What I think this books needs:

With so few pages and content on those pages, I think it would be better suited to be a paperback/wordkbook. As it is now, it looks so empty. More text and examples for the elements of art would be super. And if it had several blank pages (not just one) for drawing experimentation. (maybe even perforated pages)

This book was provided by the author to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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Polar Bears International has some amazing resources for teachers! Enjoy your time visiting their site. There is a lot to learn about polar bears, their habitat, and the meaningful conservation efforts of many dedicated people. 

 Permission to share this information has been given by Polar Bears International. 

Polar bears are among the coolest animals on earth. Literally.

People of all ages are entranced by their beauty, their playfulness, and their strength. And for good reason, they have become the iconic symbol of the troubled arctic ecosystem.

So, what could be a more interesting and timely subject to study? Polar bears, after all, are a perfect focal point for teaching all kinds of things: from biology togeography, from mathematics to physics, from environmental science to cultural sociology.

PBI wants to help instructors and students alike. We offer free teaching and learning materials created by teachers and informal educators on a range of topics that support national literacy standards and learning outcomes for specific school districts. Take a look!

 

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