The Curriculum Library has dies for each of the animals in Bill Martin, Jr.'s book Brown Bear, Brown Bear. These dies can be used to cut felts to make an interactive reading of the book. Or, use the visor die and glue a different animal on each visor. Students read when their turns come in the book. Or, make shape booklets by cutting colored covers with white pages. Have the students research the animals and write their reports inside the shape books.
"True education ... is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come." Education, p. 13
The Curriculum Library supports the School of Education and Psychology in preparing pre-service teachers. A simulation of a small elementary school library encourages our students to incorporate children's trade books into their lessons. A K-12 textbook collection assists education students in lesson planning and using alternative textbooks to meet different needs. Hands-on learning materials remind the pre-service teachers to making learning concrete and enjoyable. Computers, scolor scanner, color printer, photocopier, 25-inch laminator, and a die cutter with dies for letters and shapes can be used to make books and games. Large tables are great for spreading out your work, group study, and workshops. All Walla Walla University students and employees, regardless of major or department, are welcome. Area teachers and community members may also use most materials with a courtesy card issued by the main library.
Send comments to the Director: franice.stirling(at)wallawalla.edu
Last update on July 24, 2014