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Building Basic Skills in Reading, Books 1 and 2 will give you, the learner, all you need to master the basics of reading well. Together, the books give a complete program that is easy to use on your own or with a teacher in class.
Do you know . . . * how beavers stay neat and clean? * what baby beavers are called? * how beavers use their tails? * what beavers build? * where beavers live? * what beavers eat? Read this book and become an expert on beavers! Pull Ahead books are both fun and challenging. You'll want to read them all! Building Beavers Buzzing Rattlesnakes Clever Raccoons Climbing Tree Frogs Clinging Seahorses Cottontail Rabbits Desert Iguanas Digging Armadillos Fishing Bears Floating Jellyfish Flying Brown Pelicans Giant Octopuses Hiding Toads Leaping Grasshoppers Peeking Prairie Dogs Singing Robins Sneaky Salamanders Soaring Bald Eagles Spinning Spiders Spiny Sea Stars Squeaking Bats Sturdy Turtles Tunneling Earthworms Wading Birds Waiting Alligators Watchful Wolves
The easy way to build your own beehives and beekeeping equipmentBuilding Beehives For Dummies is the follow-up book to the bestselling Beekeeping For Dummies. It provides everything you need to learn how to build some of the world's most popular hives and beekeeping accessories. For each design the book includes a detailed materials list (what lumber, hardware and fasteners you'll need), step-by-step building instructions, and illustrative drawings that show how the components all fit together. There are over a dozen plans in all, including the traditional Langstroth hive, the eight frame garden hive, designs for elevated hive stands, the Warre hive, screened bottom board, the Kenya top-bar hive, four-frame observation hive, hive top feeders, and more. The book contains introductory chapters that teach you the basic carpentry skills necessary to build any of the plans in the book. Whether you are a new beekeeper or a seasoned ol'timer, Building Beehives for Dummies provides you with the information you need to plan and succeed at building beehives (and other cool accessories). You'll discover what type of hive to build, hints on how to maintain your equipment, what bees need to stay happy and healthy, where to locate your hive, and much more.Covers "bee space," the critical technical measurement within a beehive that's crucial for easy inspection of your coloniesOffers guidance on keeping both urban and suburban neighbors happy, getting proper permissions, and understanding regional laws and regulationsProvides creative ideas for dressing up hives for fun and profitIn today's world of self-sufficiency, back-to-basics and sustainability, building beehives is a fun hobby that both you and your bees will appreciate and benefit from.
For more than a decade, Matthew Kelly has been traveling the world inspiring people to become the-best-version-of-themselves. During this time he has been amazed at how regularly he is asked: How do I encourage my children to embrace this message? How does your message apply to a family? Now, for the first time, Kelly shares with us remarkable insights and sensible everyday strategies for transforming the family into what it should be: a place where each of us can become the-best-version-of-ourselves. Beginning with an exploration of the changing face of the family in our culture, Kelly sets every reader at ease by explaining: "A family is not what we think a family should be, or what we hope to have, or should have, or what would be ideal-a family is what we actually have. A family is the one we've got. " Nor can a family ever be perfect, he goes on to explain. "Perfect families exist only in our minds, and it is these imaginings that are very often the enemy of our ability to enjoy the wonderful family we already have, or might have if we made it just that little bit more of a priority. " In Building Better Families, Kelly explores important issues by raising evocative questions: What makes a successful parent? Do you realize that your children are in the middle of a cultural war? What are the five things children really need? Are you asking your children the right questions? What are you teaching your children about work, money, food, exercise, body image, and sex? What are the priorities of your family culture? Every page of this book is filled with examples that can be applied to your daily experience of parenting and family, while at the same time illuminating the broader and deeper significance of family for society and the future of humanity. "The family is at once a deeply personal experience and the cornerstone of all great societies," Matthew Kelly tells us. Allow this book of classic wisdom and practical insight to help you build a better family. From the Hardcover edition.
Over the past 10 years in the field of human and organizational development, the approach to team building has moved from problem solving and conflict management to helping work groups and organizations build a foundation of trust, cooperation, and mutual support. Focusing on collaboration rather than resolving conflict, Building Better Teams: 70 Tools and Techniques for Strengthening Performance Within and Across Teams offers a fresh approach to team building. It provides proven tools for the most common needs of teams, including establishing trust, building consensus, managing change, working virtually and across boundaries, and dealing with setbacks.
Brann Connell, a twelve-year-old boy who believes his father is a "loser," travels back in time thirty years and learns something about his father as a little boy.
Updated for today's educators--especially those new to inclusion--the second edition of this bestselling guide is the lifeline preschool teachers need to fully include children with disabilities in their classrooms. Easy to use with any existing curriculum, including Creative Curriculum and HighScope, Building Blocks gives educators three types of practical, research-based inclusion strategies that promote progress in critical areas like behavior, emergent literacy, and peer relationships. A must for professional development, this revised edition helps teachers thrive in the era of accountability with NEW material that reflects the six years of changes in early education since the first edition. Teachers will discover how the Building Blocks approach aligns with OSEP outcomes to help teachers meet the federal requirements for special education learn everything they need to know about evidence-based practice and how to apply it in their classrooms. Through clear and instructive vignettes woven throughout the book, teachers will also meet four young children from diverse backgrounds and learn from their teachers' examples of successful interventions. A perfect training tool for teachers and an ideal textbook for college and university courses, this revised bestseller will help today's preschool educators start all their students on the road to lasting school success. Promote inclusion and improve child outcomes through curriculum modifications that allow all children to participate embedded learning opportunities used in typical classroom activities child-focused instructional strategies that help students with individual learning objectives
This bilingual (English/Spanish) book comprises six chapters each of Part I & II on Early Learning and Blind and Visually Impaired Children and on Activities for Blind and Visually Impaired Preschoolers.
Develop critical thinking skills as you explore what to believe and why you believe it! To understand earth science, it requires "teamwork," combining the methods and evidences of both science and history. And if you also use the "history book of the world," the Bible, you can make sense of the Earth's surface -- altered, formed, and weathered over time, the landscapes and vistas we enjoy today. Learn about the: - Structure of the Earth and its atmosphere. - Types of minerals and rocks, the water table, and types of volcanoes - Earth's tornadoes, faults, polarity, magnetism, reeds, folding, hypercanes, deltas, and much more! When you understand the difference in history and science in questions related to our planet, you can more effectively discern the evidences seen in the world around you. Science is an awesome tool for understanding the workings of our world and for applying such knowledge to benefit mankind. "Scientific truth" however is not determined by consensus, compromise, majority vote, popularity, celebrity endorsement, money, media endorsement, or best-selling books -- and it is at its best when it is rooted in a worldview
Have you ever wondered about human fossils, "cave men", skin color, "ape-men", or why missing links are still missing? Want to discover when T. Rexwas small enough to fit in your hand? Or how old dinosaur fossils are - and how we know the age of these bones? Learn how the Bible's world view (not evolution's) unites evidence from science and history into a solid creation foundation for understanding the origin, history, and destiny of life - including yours! Start reinforcing a strong foundation for learning with study questions, discussions, discussion topics, and more for home and school educators! In this fascinating book, Gary Parker explores some of the most interesting areas of science: fossils, the errors of evolution, the evidence of creation, all about early man and human origins, dinosaurs, and even "races." Learn how scientists use evidence in the present, how historians use evidence of the past, and discover the biblical world view, not evolution, that puts the two together in a credible and scientifically-sound way! Having made his own journey of discovery, this former evolutionary biologist and popular author offers a unique and powerful perspective on the science of our world - past and present. Build your world view on a faith that fits the scientific facts!
Written expressly for preschool teachers, this engaging book explains the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of implementing best practices for instruction in the preschool classroom. The authors show how to target key areas of language and literacy development across the entire school day, including whole-group and small-group activities, center time, transitions, and outdoor play. Detailed examples in every chapter illustrate what effective instruction and assessment look like in three distinct settings a school-based pre-kindergarten, a Head Start center with many English language learners, and a private suburban preschool. Helpful book lists, charts, and planning tools are featured, including reproducible materials.
This is the definitive guide to designing and building warrior robots like those seen on BattleBots, Robotica, and Robot Wars. It walks robot enthusiasts of all ages step-by-step through the design and building process, enabling them to create any number of customized warrior robots. With a strong emphasis on safety, chapters include designing a robot, choosing materials, radio control systems, electric motors, robot batteries, motor speed controllers, gasoline engines, and drive trains. Clear instructions are accompanied by photos, line drawings, and detailed diagrams throughout. A color section showcases a variety of glorious fighting machines. For beginners, there is machine shop 101 and robot physics, and, of course, chapters on weaponry that include spinner robots, thwackbots, cutting blade robots, lifters, and chameleon robots. When the bot of their dreams is built, suggestions on where to compete and game-day strategies and tactics help readers take the next step. An extensive resource section lists parts suppliers, pertinent Web sites, a radio frequency chart, and a glossary.
Building Brains expands young children's learning with six hundred brain-based, developmentally appropriate activity ideas. It combines the latest information on brain development with activities that support children's learning and enrich any early childhood curriculum. Rather than step-by-step activities, Building Brains is filled with open-ended ideas that early child professionals can execute in a variety of ways, depending on children's needs and interests. Ideas are organized by age-from age zero to five-and learning domains.
As the dog days of summer wind down, the Howard sisters end up trying their hands at many new things. After a minor auto accident, Louise-- accustomed to coaxing beautiful music from the piano and organ--learns to check tire gauges, dipsticks and battery cables. Alice gets roped into helping Aunt Ethel on a new project, and employs hammers, saws and nails to try to keep up with her feisty aunt, and Jane has been commissioned to cater a very special dinner. The finicky hostess makes planning a menu a challenge, but learning to minister to a special group of guests may just be the trickiest task of all.
This book is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to use the latest version of Squarespace to create a website from scratch and take it through to go-live. You don't need any prior experience with Squarespace, HTML or CSS, or building websites in general as everything is done using Squarespace's simple, browser-based interface.
Whether you need storage for books, DVDs, games or clothes, you'll find attractive, custom options in this book. Open shelving? An enclosed cabinet? A classic bookcase? They're all here. Building Bookcases, Cabinets and Shelves offers 29 storage solutions in a variety of styles and sizes with both open and enclosed storage. Each project includes cutting lists, step-by-step instructions and tips and advice from professional woodworkers who have made each piece. Best of all, you can build them just as they are, or customize further to make each piece uniquely yours.
A step-by-step guide to building a strong children's ministry that is a vital part of the church. People know they are called to children's ministry when they get goose bumps and butterflies from something a kid says or an idea that they know will communicate the gospel to children. Building Children's Ministry provides the practical information to transform those feelings and that calling into a successful children's ministry that is integrated into the life of the congregation. The book is divided into topical chapters, including:Getting the support of the pastor and the congregationStatements of purposeBudgets and fundraisingRecruiting and keeping volunteersSafety and securityDiscipline and appropriate policiesChoosing and evaluating curriculumPublicityBuilding Children's Ministry is a practical guide through the challenging (but exciting) steps between recognizing the need for children's ministry and creating a program that ministers to children and their families.
Prepare your students for citizenship in today's world with the first fully integrated print and digital learning experience for civics and economics. Focus on the Essential Questions with content built around Enduring Understanding and the National Civics and Economics Standards Make concepts real and relevant with The Story Matters chapter openers, Teen Citizens in Action, Landmark Supreme Court Cases and service learning activities Maximize comprehension with built-in reading strategies, and vocabulary support Build critical thinking skills with You Decide, Being an Active Citizen, Why It Matters, and 21st Century Skill Activities.
Building Citizenship: Civics & Economics engages students in principles that serve as the foundation of our government and economy while emphasizing real-life citizenship and personal financial literacy. This practical, interactive Civics and Economics curriculum includes a strong emphasis on critical thinking, project-based learning, document-based analysis and questions, and the development of close reading skills. Connect to core civics and economics content with an accessible, student-friendly text aligned to the Understanding by Design® instructional approach
Bring the benefits of Azure Pack to your cloud service and discover the secrets of enterprise class solutions About This Book * Build, deploy and manage cloud solutions using combination of Windows Azure Pack, System Center and Hyper-V * Impress your peers at work by learning to build applications that can leverage the cloud to meet the needs of your organization * Get overall view about the functionalities of Azure Pack and understand how to build cloud fabric, Iaas, Paas, DBaaS offerings Who This Book Is For This book targets cloud and virtualization professionals willing to get hands-on exposure to Windows Azure Pack. It will help virtualization customers adopt cloud architecture and would also help existing cloud providers to understand the benefits of Azure Pack. This book will also be of use to cloud professionals from other platforms such as VMware/OpenStack to appreciate and evaluate Azure Pack. What You Will Learn * Learn about Windows Azure Pack architecture * Get Cloud Fabric ready and then plan , install and configure Windows Azure Pack solution * Build VM clouds and IaaS offerings for private Cloud and service provider's Cloud solutions. * Learn about planning and deployment of three Cloud services models of WAP - IaaS, PaaS(WebSites , Service Bus) , DBaaS(SQL, MySQL) * Plan and manage Azure Pack plans, subscriptions and add on's for tenants * Experience the solution built from tenant or customer point of view. * Integrate Azure Pack with Service Management Automation(SMA) to automate your cloud Solution * Extend your Azure Pack capabilities and integrate it with other vendors or solutions components such as VMware, Cloud Cruiser, etc. In Detail Windows Azure Pack is an on-premises cloud solution by Microsoft, which can be leveraged by Organizations and Services providers for building an enterprise class cloud solution. WAP provides consistent experience to Microsoft Azure, along with capabilities such as multi-tenancy, high density, self-service, automated. WAP can be leveraged to provide both IaaS & PaaS Offerings to internal and external customers. In this book, we will learn about planning and deployment of Cloud Fabric for Windows Azure Pack, Azure Pack components, VM Clouds and IaaS offerings, PaaS Offering including WebSites & Service Bus, DBaaS offerings, Automation with SMA, and extending capabilities with third party products integration and tenant experience for all services. Style and approach This book is a step by step guide accompanied by extensive screenshots to help existing cloud professionals understand what value Azure Pack can add in their cloud services and how it can be deployed.
Learn to apply the International Building Code and International Existing Building Code to historic buildingsWritten for architects, engineers, preservation, and code enforcement professionals, this is the only comprehensive book that examines how the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Existing Building Code (IEBC) can be applied to historic and existing buildings. For ease of use, the book is organized to parallel the structure of the IEBC itself, and the approach is cumulative, with the objective of promoting an understanding of the art of applying building regulations to the environment of existing buildings. Building Codes for Existing and Historic Buildings begins with a discussion of the history of building regulations in the United States and the events and conditions that created them. Next, it provides thorough coverage of: The rationale behind code provisions and historic preservation principles Major building code requirements: occupancy and use, types of construction, and heights and areas Building performance characteristics: fire and life safety, structural safety, health and hygiene, accident prevention, accessibility, and energy conservation Case study projects that reinforce the material coveredAdditionally, the book includes building analysis worksheets-both blank and filled-in versions with examples-that illustrate how to develop a code approach for an individual building. If you are a professional at any level who is working on creating a plan that meets the intent of the code for historic or existing buildings, Building Codes for Existing and Historic Buildings gives you everything that you need to succeed.
Strategic communication is a powerful tool for creating broad-based support for reform and change initiatives. Much has been written about why communication matters in reform efforts, but there is scant material available to help those who manage reforms apply communication concepts and approaches to their own programs and policy-reform initiatives. 'Building Commitment to Reform through Strategic Communication' attempts to bridge that gap. The authors present a pragmatic and systematic approach for reformers ready to use communication strategically to achieve their reform goals. The Five Communication Management Decision Tool helps reformers and their teams develop a framework for their communication strategies. This decision tool helps managers see change initiatives through the eyes of those who will be affected by the reforms. When the decision tool is used in the early stages of the development of change programs, reformers gain an even deeper understanding of the stakeholders' perspectives on the reforms, which influence stakeholder opposition or support for them. Such understanding will not only be instructive, but possibly transformative-for both change agents and those stakeholders whose support is critical to the success of reform. Reform agents may recognize the source of stakeholder resistance and be able to revise reform goals and redesign change interventions. Stakeholders who have a shared understanding of why the status quo is not acceptable and change is necessary are more likely to create coalitions of committed allies and supporters who will work together to achieve reform goals. This workbook illustrates how the decision tool can be used for various types of change and reform initiatives-from policy reform, to country and donor partnership agreements, to sectoral reforms. Tested and used in learning interventions across cultures, regions, and sectors, the tool has been used successfully by teams in government, nongovernmental organizations, the business sector, and donor agencies. The book will be of great interest to readers working in all of these areas.
This is a guide about rebuilding troubled communities. It is meant to be simple, basic and usable. Whatever wisdom it contains flows directly out of the experience of courageous and creative neighborhood leaders from across the country. Most of this guide is devoted to spreading community-building success stories. These stories are organized into a step-by-step introduction to a coherent strategy that we have learned about from neighborhood leaders. We call this strategy "asset-based community development." Before beginning to outline the basic elements of this approach, it will be helpful to remember how so many of our communities came to be so devastated, and why traditional strategies for improvement have so often failed.
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