The Publisher Sylvan Dell has awesome books for almost any animal and/or biome you wish to pursue in addition to some that deal with planets, counting, seasons, etc. Check out the options from this company - most are around $10. Click on the books.
Teaching place value to students who don't even know their numbers can be quite a challenge. But those teacher participating in elementary alignment to the standards and GAA know that it can happen. Here are some really creative ways to teach place value that you may want to check out on a share site called Pinterest
Just a few screen shots of some of the fun ideas - check it out and enjoy!!
Many grade levels have standards that align to biomes and habitats in the Cobb County Curriculum Guide. Here are some fun links to the Crayola.com website of activities related to this topic. Unfortunately, our school system blocks this site so you'll have to check them out at home - but I think they are worth it. If you have any materials to share on habitats, please send them to me via my Cobb email and we can post them.
This powerpoint was used during the GAA training in Cobb County Schools Sept. 27-29, 2011. This is a reference only - it is not intended to be a comprehensive overview of GAA. The official training is the powerpoint from the DOE Office of Accountability that can be accessed through your building testing coordinator. If you have any specific GAA questions, please contact your local EPS or Special Education Supervisor.
Here are some additional activities that were downloaded from www.boardmakershare.com to be used with Boardmaker and Boardmaker Plus software. You must save these to your desktop and then open them with the Boardmaker CD in your computer. NOTE: Unzip any zipped folders before opening.