Monday, February 17, 2014

On the Spotlight: Water Play: The Water Cycle, by Mayra Calvani

Mayra Calvani's nonfiction picture book, Water Play: The Water Cycle, book 1, now has a 29-page educator's guide written by educational expert Amy M. O'Quinn. The guide can be downloaded for free from the author's website at: www.MayrasSecretBookcase.com. Perfect for homeschooling!

Find out more about Water Play: The Water Cycle from Amazon.

The guide is chock-full with activities:

Language Arts....................................................................................................... 7-8
Vocabulary, Word Search, Weather and Moods
Integrated Science and Math ……………............................................................ 8- 9
Evaporation and Measurement, Sun or Shade? Classroom Weather/Tally Chart
Science……..................................................................................................................
Water Cycle Sheet, Cloud in a Jar, Fog in a Jar, Properties of Water, Terrarium, Make Rain
Math……………………………………………..………….................................... 11-12
Make a Rain Gauge, Measure and Record Rainfall, Make a Rainfall Bar Graph
Art/Drama………………………………………………………………………......12-13
Water Cycle Drawings, Water Cycle Skit, Weather and Mood Skit
Games…………………………………………………………………………….13
Water Cycle Games, Water Conservation Games
Water Cycle: Water Play Series (Book 1) Book Suggestions………..…………….14
Website Suggestions……......................................................................................14
Resources………………………………………………………………..….........15-28


ABOUT THE BOOK:

Follow the water droplets in their journey from the clouds to the earth and back to the clouds again. Written in a lyrical style, the book takes a new angle on the water cycle by showing the feelings it evokes in people.

Suggested age range for readers: 4-8

Now from Amazon


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