Teaching Materials General Kits
A silly, noisy house [electronic resource] : ban animated audio toybox. (1991). TKG 352
Presents a house containing objects that become animated or produce sounds when the user selects them.
Adventure workshop.Preschool-1st grade [electronic resource] : award-winning journeys into learning. (1999).
Includes activities that builds skills in: math, reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, creativity. Mark Brown, Arthur's teacher trouble -- Math rabbit -- Paint, write & play! -- Reader Rabbit's reading development library 1.
Amanda stories [electronic resource] by Amanda Goodenough. (1991). TKG 353
Inigo gets out -- Inigo takes a bath -- Inigo's dream -- inigo's snack -- Inigo at home -- I miss you, Inigo -- Your faithful camel -- Your faithful camel goes to the North Pole -- Your faithful camel goes underground -- Your faithful camel goes home.
Arthur's 1st grade [electronic resource]. (2000). TKG 349
Join Arthur and his friends for learning and creativity activities, including reading, math, art, music, storytelling, and critical thinking.
Arthur's thinking games [electronic resource]. (n.d.). TKG 348
Thirty different activities help kids develop critical thinking, logic, and memory skills.
Attribute tiles [realia]. (n.d.). TKG 330
col. plastic geometric tiles ; in container.
Auction : a game for a change [game]. (1972-1976). TKG 303
A role-playing game designed to give participants a chance to clarify their values and set priorities for themselves. They can also examine whether their actions match their intents and how peer-group pressures affect their choices.
Beading kit [realia]. (n.d.). TKG 320
Two shapes in two sizes in red, yellow and blue. Set may be incomplete.
Blank spinners [realia]. (1974). TKG 321
These game spinners can be used in designing individualized educational games for children.
Brain quest. Grade 7 [game] : 1500 questions, 1500 answers to challenge the mind. (2005). TKG 322
A curriculum-based educational game that quizzes you on the stuff you need to know, when you need to know it.
Caterpillar [toy]. (2007). TKG 325
Toy has yellow head with green tuft of hair, purple, yellow and green stripes ending in purple feet, purple nose and eyes.
Children of smokers are more than twice as likely to smoke as those of nonsmokers [picture] from American Heart Association. (1986). TKG 317
Poster of children’s art making the point that people should not smoke.
Classroom cookery : primary level compiled and edited by Victoria Williamson. (1975). TKG 304
A collection of classroom recipes and cooking suggestions. A collection of classroom recipes and cooking suggestions. A collection of classroom recipes and cooking suggestions. For primary grades.
Clock faces [realia]. (19??). TKG 331
Eight clock faces in various sizes including 3 digital faces.
Color, object, number grouping cards [kit] by Marvila A. Peppard & Donald F. Peppard. (1975). TKG 310
Can be used to develop the skill of categorizing for preschool through primary grades. The material consists of 45 cards representing combinations of object identity, object color and the number of objects on a card. The cards can be classified according to different combinations of shared attitudes.
Create the magic [kit] : resource card file activity fun cards for all ages developed by University of Northern Iowa’s Camp Adventure. (1995). TKG 305
A card set for planning children’s and teenager’s recreational activities, the categories include active games, songs, drama, aquatics, discover, teens, cooking, and arts and crafts.  cards ; 13 x 18 cm.
Creating safe schools : a resource collection for planning and action by U.S. Department of Education, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program. (1995). TKG 307
Preventing chaos in times of crisis : a guide for school administrators -- Rebuilding schools as safe havens : a typology for selecting and integrating violence prevention strategies -- School bullying and victimization : NSSC resource paper -- School safety work book : what works : promising violence prevention programs -- Schools respond to gangs and violence / Joan Gaustad -- Violence & youth : psychology’s response, v. 1 -- Weapons in schools : NSSC resource paper.
Creature encounters [kit]. (1998). TKG 315
The camel -- The duck -- The fish -- The scorpion -- The toucan -- The alligator -- The elephant -- The giraffe -- Fly -- The ostrich for ages 5-8. Includes 177 K’NEX pieces, 10 activity cards, book of zoo models, : col. ; in plastic bucket.
Decisions about product safety [kit] : a multi-disciplinary teaching unit by Proctor & Gamble Educational Services. (1990). TKG 300
A teaching unit for core curriculum -- A teaching unit for economics educators -- A teaching unit for home economics educators -- A teaching unit for science educators -- A teaching unit for social studies educators -- Student worksheet masters -- Wall charts. Includes 5 booklets, 4 posters, 1 book of readings and exercises.
Discover! Series I [flash card] by Tin Man Press. (1987). TKG 313
Offers extraordinary experiences with an ordinary object - A spoon -- Crackers -- A tape dispenser -- Scissors -- A paper bag -- A comb -- A table knife -- Popcorn -- A paper clip -- A handkerchief -- An egg carton -- A pencil. Includes 12 flash card sets (20 cards each) : ill., col. ; 11 x 14 cm. + suggested answers and teacher’s guide for each set of cards in container.
Dr. Seuss preschool & kindergarten [electronic resource]. (1998). TKG 351
Offers full year of preschool skills. Skills included: memory building, pre-reading skills, counting and early math. Learn number and counting, creativity, letters, listening skills, phonics, music and rhythm, shapes and colors, sorting and ordering. Also includes a program designed to teach multiple skills for kindergarten like the following: reading, logic, memory building, phonics, addition & subtraction, creativity, sequencing & ordering, music & rhythm, sorting, telling time, letter & number forming. Includes over 250 lessons.
Drunk driving doesn’t just kill drunk drivers [picture]. (1995?). TKG 318
Poster of photos of people killed by drunk drivers.
File o’ fun [activity card] : a recreation planner for games & activities by Jane Harris Ericson and Diane Ruth Albright. (1996).
Includes 1 box (200 cards, 12 puzzle sheets, 14 subject dividers) and leadership booklet (vii, 108 p. ; 16 cm.) ; in box 12 x 18 x 11 cm. 326.
Fire station dalmatian [game]. (2007). TKG 326
Practice counting, numeral recognition, addition and subtraction, and one-to-one correspondence while collecting Dalmatian spots on the way to the fire station! Also builds language and social skills as students read the game cards and play by the rules. Includes large game board, game cards, markers, Dalmatian spots, and directions. Up to 4 players. Supports NCTM standards. 1 game ; in box 21 x 21 x 8 cm.
Fit for the future [kit] : starring Carli and Cubbacious B. Bear. (1995). TKG 309
Materials are designed to improve the quality of activity programs for children. Programs are activities and routines from Robert Pangrazi’s book, Dynamic physical education for elementary school children, 11th ed. Includes 1 instructor guide, 2 sound cassettes (in container), 12 traffic cones, 52 signs with instructions in container (39 x 65 x 17 cm.). 1 kit ; 39 x 65 x 17 cm.
Flags of the world [flash card]. (2011). TKG 333
"Using flash cards makes learning flags of the world more fun. Ideal for individuals or small groups."--Container. Includes 35 double-sided cards with flags on one side and their countries on the other, and one card with the rules of the game and suggested games.
Getting adults motivated, enthusiastic & satisfied [kit] by Michele L. Deck & Jeanne R. Silva. (1990). TKG 301
Kit explains the methods for using games in adult instruction in order to motivate and increase retention; contains various game pieces which can be adapted as needed. "Tips, strategies, and how-to’s for using television game shows as a method of instruction"--T.p. verso of manual. Includes 1 instruction manual, 4 nametags, 2 pads, 3 sheets, 1 spinner ; in box 26 x 30 x 6 cm.
Hexed [game]. (1972). TKG 329
Game of mathematics strategy. 1 game (12 pieces) : plastic, col. ; in container, 24 x 15 x 3 cm.316
Hi! I'm alphabuddy bear! [toy]. (2005). TKG 320
A stuffed bear made of polyester and colored brown with purple and pink highlights. It also has a green and white bandanna with a dark green B.
HyperStudio 3.3 multimedia you can make. (1999). TKG 344
HyperStudio is a multimedia authoring tool that allows you to communicate and deliver your ideas on diskette, CD-ROM or over the Internet. It provides access to data on the Internet, the ability to create and edit QuickTime and AVI movies, built-in image capture with AV Macs and/or Digital cameras, Mac-Windows-Web project compatibility and a wide range of file type compatibility for graphics and sound.
It’s easy to eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day [picture] from the National Cancer Institute. (1994). TKG 316
A set of 12 pictures of fruits and vegetables. Includes 12 posters : col. ; 46 x 59 cm.
Jump start 2nd grade [electronic resource]. (1996). TKG 340
Follow CJ the frog and his sidekick Edison on a journey through 22 interactive adventures. Solve puzzles, learn writing, math, social science, basic grammar, astronomy, music and more. Monitors performance and adjusts difficulty levels automatically. Tracks up to 99 children.
Jump start adventures 3rd grade. [Mystery Mountain] [electronic resource]. (1996). TKG 341
JumpStart 3rd grade combines the subjects of the 3rd grade into the ultimate adventure game.
Jump start toddlers [electronic resource]. (1999). TKG 338
Focuses on computer skills, math concepts, and language development. Covers the alphabet, numbers one through ten, shapes, colors, and more than 200 vocabulary words. Includes animations, sounds, and songs. Ages eighteen months to three years.
JumpStart 1st grade [electronic resource]. (1999). TKG 339
Apply lessons in reading, math, music, science and art while on a treasure hunt. Includes adjustable difficulty levels, tutor mode and progress reports.
JumpStart preschool [electronic resource]. (1998). TKG 342
Children can learn educational fundamentals, such as letters, phonics, numbers, quantities, shapes, colors, motor skills, and listening skills.
JumpStart typing [electronic resource] : the complete typing preparedness program for 2nd grade through 5th grade. (1997). TKG 345
Combines arcade-style game play and activities with timed typing lessons and movies that teach typing technique.
Landmarks [flash card]. (2011). TKG 336
Using flash cards makes exploring landmarks more fun. Ideal for individuals or small groups."--Container. Includes 36 double-sided cards with monuments, buildings, natural landmarks or statues on one side and information on the other.
Little Bear rainy day activities|h[electronic resource] /Maurice Sendak ; Nelvana. (1999). TKG 346
Join Little Bear for an exciting day of indoor activities for a rainy day or any day. Have fun with more than 100 activities including scene decoration, puzzles, matching skills, counting, dressing up characters, and much more.
Maurice Sendak's Little Bear kindergarten thinking adventures [electronic resource]. (2000). TKG 347
Join Little Bear in a fun-filled camping trip to the seaside. Over 50 activities that develop thinking skills including critical thinking, problem solving, basic math, sorting & classifying and more.
Mavis Beacon teaches typing! [electronic resource]. (1992). TKG 337
Software improves typing skills with a personalized typing course, using proven teaching methods and 16 measures of interactive error analysis. (MAC)
Mercer Mayer’s Just grandma and me [electronic resource] / Living Books interactive animated stories. (1997). TKG 356
Learn skills such as word recognition, shapes, foreign languages and reading comprehension with hours of interactive fun. The story of Little Critter and his Grandma and their adventures while enroute to the beach.
Mind expanders. [flash card] by Linda Schwartz. (1974). TKG 308
Challenging activities for gifted students in math, creative writing, art, social sciences, poetry, book reports, and science for elementary education.
Movement fun [kit] : activity box. (2011). TKG 327
Designed to develop balance, movement and strength in children in a fun, noncompetitive manner. Incudes 1 kit (50 cards, 1 stopwatch, page of information) : col. ; in box 25 x 17 x 9 cm.
Orientation views. [kit].(1977). TKG 311
Presents 15 familiar objects as seen from 3 angles. Helps establish spatial inter-relationships of objects from three observation points and ability to integrate the differing views into a 3-dimensional whole for primary grades.
Piaget for educators : a multimedia program [Kit]. (1976). TKG 306
An explanation and survey of Piaget’s theory on child development. Includes training materials for those involved in preparing individuals to administer Piagetian tasks. Audible and automatic advance signals. A: An Introduction to Piaget.--B: Sensory-motor and preoperational periods.--C: The Concrete operational period.--D: The Formal operational period.--E: Suggestions for teaching.--F: Moral development from birth to adulthood.
Plastic sorting blocks [realia]. (195?). TKG 334
Blocks with colors, words and shapes on all sides teach children sorting and matching.
Pythagoras. [Game]. (1972). TKG 328
Educational game. 7 pieces, 1 booklet in container (24x15x3 cm.)
Safe sex posters [picture]. (1995?). TKG 319
Two posters promoting safe sex through marriage.
Same or different [flash card]. (2011). TKG 335
Using flash cards makes learning "same or different" more fun. Ideal for individuals or small groups."--Container. Includes 35 double-sided cards with pictures on one side and letters on the other.
Same or different word cards [kit]. (1972). TKG 312
Consists of two sets of cards, each card having a pair of words. Some of the pairs are identical words while others differ only slightly. Set 1 contains word pairs differing in one letter only, such as b and d. Set 2 has word pairs differing because the arrangement of letters in the word, such as states and tastes. The cards provide students with practice in visual perception and discrimination, as well as likenesses and differences and vocabulary. For grades 1 and 2.
Student clock [toy]. (2004?). TKG 323
1 yellow plastic clock face with stand, red hour hand and numbers, blue minute hand and numbers ; 13 x 13 x 2 cm. in box.
Thinkin’ things collection. 1 [electronic resource]. (1995). TKG 354
Develop thinking skills essential for learning success
Thinkin’ things collection. 2 [electronic resource]. (1995). TKG 355
Develops thinking skills for kids 6 to 12!
Thinkin’ things collection 3 [electronic resource]. (1995). TKG 350
Five activities help children build critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, and memory skills. Activities can be set to varying levels of difficulty. (MAC). Ages 7 to 13 ; 3rd to 8th grade.
Time bingo [game]. (2011). TGK 332
Includes 8 bingo cards, 42 time cards, 70 bingo chips, designed to familiarize the players with different clock faces. Time cards display clocks with numbers, no numbers, Roman numerals, minute marks, and clocks with hands.
Together we can! : classwide peer tutoring to improve basic academic skills. (1997). TKG 302
Tutors and tutoring. 61 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 29 cm. + 4 posters in tube and accompanying book - TMC LB1031.5 .G74 1997.
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