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Resource Materials — Ponds

"Five Little Frogs" from Singable Songs for the Very Young, by Raffi

Resource Type: Music

Amazon.com Review: Though recorded in the 1970s, this classic Raffi album is still one of the children's troubadour's bestsellers. The gentle, joyful style; simple musical arrangements; and easy-to-follow up-front vocals have made Singable Songs for the Very Young a favorite among tiny tots, parents, and preschool teachers. By combining traditional songs like "The More We Get Together," "Down by the Bay," and "Going to the Zoo" with Raffi originals like "I Wonder If I'm Growing," "Peanut Butter Sandwich," and a jazzy near-cover, "Old MacDonald Had a Band," the album has a familiar feel while giving young children the opportunity to learn new songs and rhythms. Other notable titles include the interactive "Brush Your Teeth," "Five Little Pumpkins," and the tongue-twisting "Willoughby Wallaby Woo."

Teacher Resource: No

Minimum Grade: K

Maximum Grade: K

Vendor 1: Amazon.com

"Frog Wen Ta Courtin'", "Shoo Fly" and "Blue Tail Fly" from Story Time

Resource Type: Music

Audiocassette tape, published by Barnes & Noble, catalog #18284

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

Teacher Resource: No

Minimum Grade: K

Maximum Grade: K

Vendor 1: Amazon.com

"Over in the Meadow: An Old Counting Rhyme"; book and tape from Scholastic

Resource Type: Music

From the publisher: Welcome to a lush meadow bustling with activity, where one turtle digs, two fish swim, three bluebirds sing, and so on to ten fireflies that shine in the night. Keats's collage-style illustrations perfectly complement this classic Appalachian counting rhyme, which is also a popular song for toddlers.

Publisher: Penguin Group, Inc.

Teacher Resource: No

Minimum Grade: K

Maximum Grade: 2

Vendor 1: Amazon.com

Slugs at Sea

Resource Type: Music

The Slugs sing about ocean habitats! This recording was produced in cooperation with the Oceanic Society and follows the MARE Ocean Immersion K-8 curriculum. It's perfect for teachers who present units in marine studies. Each song relates to a different marine habitat that is studied in the curriculum: Songs include:
TIDEPOOL BOOGIE *
LIFE ON THE SHORE *
BUTTS UP *
GIANT KELP FOREST *
WATER CYCLE BOOGIE *
BLUE PLANET *
ISLAND ROCK *
ESTUARY LIFE *
OCEAN RAP *

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Publisher: Banana Slug String Band

Teacher Resource: No

Minimum Grade: K

Maximum Grade: 8

Vendor 1: Banana Slug String Band

The Ocean Adventure

Resource Type: Miscellaneous

The oceans come to you with unique, virtual underwater expeditions. Marine biologist and underwater photographer team, Wayne and Karen Brown, bring their world-wide ocean explorations to life with their high-energy, fast-paced, multimedia presentations that combine actual specimens, biological models, life-sized (or larger-than-life) inflatable animals, unique props, costumes, creative dramatics, storytelling techniques, high-tech SCUBA diving equipment, audience participation, and breathtaking underwater photography/videography.

Based in Southern California, Wayne and Karen tour nationally and frequently tour Northern California. There are no additional travel fees to Northern California schools. They have presented marine science programs in schools throughout the U.S. for 25 years and oftern present at MARE schools as part of Ocean Week events. 

Website: http://www.theoceanadventure.com/intro.html

Teacher Resource: No

Published: 2012

Minimum Grade: K

Maximum Grade: 8

Duration: 45 minutes

Website Audience: Leader, Habitat

Vendor 1: The Ocean Adventure

World Alive

Resource Type: Video

The wonder of life: The splendor of birth and growth, the grace of motion, the drama of survival, the beauty of courtship and renewal. This video profiles the myriad creatures of the planet, their activities and interactions.

Publisher: Sea Studios

Teacher Resource: No

Minimum Grade: K

Maximum Grade: 12

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