The ETFO Bluewater Local, New Teachers Committee has purchased a number of resources that are available to all members to borrow. Below is a list of the available resources. If you are interested in borrowing any of these resources, please contact Margie Stafford at the Local office (519-371-1811) and we will send it to you in the courier. You will be given a due date and ask that the resource is returned in the courier by that date.
50+ Science / Technology /
Engineering / Art /
Math Hands-On Projects for Kids
A year’s worth of captivating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities that will wow the boredom right out of kids!
Planning for Learning:
A Curriculum Planning Resource
This practical resource for managing curriculum planning contains practical processes as well as a variety of templates.
A Curriculum Companion to the ETFO Welcome Poster
Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics: Instructions in the Standards-Based Classroom
This bestselling resource provides tools to help experienced and novice teachers effectively and efficiently differentiate mathematics instruction in grades K8.
First Nations, Metis and Inuit Education:
Engaging Learners through Play
This resource includes information on engagement strategies that support culturally inclusive learning environments, background information on worldviews, treaties and residential schools that inspire play-based activities that support all students in learning.
The Daily 5, 2nd Edition:
Fostering Literacy Independence
The Daily 5, Second Edition retains the core literacy compo-nents that made the first edition one of the most widely read books in education, and enhances these practices based on years of further experience in classrooms and compelling new brain research. The Daily 5 provides a way for any teacher to structure literacy (and now math!) time to increase student independence and allow for individualized at-tention in small groups and one-on-one.
Anne of Green Tomatoes:
The Right to be Safe and Secure
The Charter for Children introduces children to the basic principles of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Teach story is set in a different province or territory of the county and each addresses a different right or freedom in the Charter. The series seeks to empower children by providing them with a basic awareness of their rights and by fostering a respect for the basic values that Canadians cherish.
The Golden Hook:
The Right to Believe and Have Faith
The Charter for Children introduces children to the basic principles of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Teach story is set in a differ-ent province or territory of the county and each addresses a different right or freedom in the Charter. The series seeks to empower children by providing them with a basic awareness of their rights and by fostering a respect for the basic values that Canadians cherish.
An Unusual Thrill on Parliament Hill:
The Responsibility to Respect the Rights of Others
The Charter for Children introduces children to the basic principles of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Teach story is set in a different province or territory of the county and each addresses a differ-ent right or freedom in the Charter. The series seeks to empower chil-dren by providing them with a basic awareness of their rights and by fostering a respect for the basic values that Canadians cherish.
The Heart and Art of Teaching and Learning; Practical ideas and resources
for beginning teachers
Time to increase student independence and allow for individualized attention in small groups and one-on-one.
Written to provide practical, usable strategies, ideas and information to ensure success for new teachers.
Primary ETFO Arts
Introducing Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts in the Primary Grades
When Kids Can’t Read; What Teachers Can Do (A Guide for Teachers 6-12)
A comprehensive handbook teachers need to help readers improve their skills, their attitudes, and their confidence. Filled with student tran-scripts, detailed strategies, reproducible material, and extensive book-lists, this much-anticipated guide to teaching reading both instructs and inspires.
Math That Matters;
A Teacher Resource Linking Math and Social Justice
50 thoughtful and accessible lesson plans that explore the links between mathematics and social justice. This is an innovative and indispensable tool for those passionate about education, mathematics, social justice, civic engagement, and interactive and involved classrooms.
Literacy and Arts Strategies
for Promoting Bully Awareness in the Classroom
“Social Justice Begins With Me” Resource
Sets Available to borrow by set #
Each school in the district has received a “Social Justice Begins with Me” Kit. This kit contains a Resource Manual as well as multiple lesson plans based around a monthly theme for Primary, Junior, and Intermediate students. Each lesson is based on a read aloud book. The Local’s Equity and Social Justice committee has purchased some of these read aloud books to keep in a lending library. The list of books avail-able is attached sorted by division and theme/month.
The Colours of Us (Karen Katz)
Jamaica Tag-Along (Juanita Havill)
My Princess (Cheryl Kilodavis)
Lily Brown’s Paintings (Angela Johnson)
Peace (November) – Set #2
Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon (Jules Bass)
Somewhere Today (Shelley Moore Thomas)
Say Something (Peggy Moss)
Building Supportive Communities (Dec) – Set #3
Boo Hoo Bird (Jeremy Tankard)
Hooway for Rodney Wat (Helen Lester)
Moses Goes to a Concert (Isaac Millman)
Caring Hands (February) – Set #4
My Kokum Called Today (Iris Loewen)
The A+ Custodian (Louise Borden)
Martin’s Big Words (Doreen Rappaport)
Untie the Knots of Prejudice (March) – Set #5
All the colours of the Earth (Sheila Hamanaka)
Willie Wins (Almira Gilles)
The Secret of your Name (David Bouchard)
Local and Global Citzenship (April) – Set #6
The Little Hummingbird (Michael Nicholl/Yahgulanaas)
Earthdance (Joanne Ryder)
Yanni Rubish (Shulamith Levey Oppenheim)
Napachee (Robert Feagan)
I Hate English! (Steve Bjorkman)
Peace (November) – Set #8
So Far from the Sea (Eve Bunting)
Encounter (Jane Yolen)
Sadako (Eleanor Coerr)
Building Supportive Communities (Dec) – Set #9
The Can Man (Laura E. Williams)
Smoky Night (Eve Bunting)
Wangari’s Trees of Peace (Jeanette Winter)
Caring Hands (February) – Set #10
The Librarian of Basra: A true Story from Iraq (Jeanette Winter)
Love as strong as ginger (Lenore Look)
Untie the Knots of Prejudice (March) – Set #11
Viola Desmond Won’t be Budged (Jody Nyasha Warner)
My Name is Bilal (Asma Mobin-Uddan)
Local and Global Citzenship (April) – Set #12
The Last Polar Bear (Jean Craighead George)
The Composition (Antonio Skarmenta & Alfonso Ruano)
Brother Eagle, Sister Sky (Chief Seattle)
The Harvey Milk Story (Kari Kra Kow)
One Green Apple (Eve Bunting)
Terry Fox, His Story (Leslie Scrivener)
Peace (November) – Set #14
Everybody cooks rice (Norah Dooley)
We Want You to Know (Deborah Ellis)
Three Names of Me (Mary Cummings)
Building Supportive Communities (Dec) – Set #15
Watch this Space (Hadley Dyer & Marc Ngui)
The Gathering Tree (Larry Loyle)
Old Turtle and the Broken Truth (Douglas Wood)
Caring Hands (February) – Set #16
Crowfoot (Carlotta Hacker)
Sukey and the Mermaid (Robert D. San Souci)
Untie the Knots of Prejudice (March) – Set #17
Teammates (Peter Golenbock)
The House You Pass on The Way (Jacqueline Woodson)
Local and Global Citizenship (April) – Set #18
Heroes of the Environment (Harriet Rohmer)
The Children of China (Song Nan Zhang)
One Well (Rochelle Strauss)