California Educator

October/November 2019

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Often educators' creativity spills over into a book, blog, app or other work. We're happy to showcase members' talents. Shoes Off, Mommy? / ¿Me descalzo, mami? L I T T L E A L I L O V E S to take her shoes off and go barefoot — she feels most free without her shoes. With her mom's support she discovers modern dance, her true calling, where she can be herself — barefoot and free! Alison Rose is an elementary dance educator and United Teachers Los Angeles member. Shoes Off, Mommy? (2017), illustrated by Kathleen Vaslett-Carr, is based on Rose's own personal narrative and is best for ages 5-8. It's available in English and a Spanish and English bilingual ver- sion. On Amazon. School Rules! and I Like to Read! V E T E R A N K I N D E R G A R T E N T E A C H E R Dwayne Douglas Kohn has written and illustrated numerous books for the classroom, including School Rules! (2016). Perfect for the youngest students, the book introduces them to their new animal classmates, with teacher Miss G. Raff explaining some rules that make school even more fun and exciting. Kohn, a member of Vista Teachers Association, also just released I Like to Read! (2019), a two-vol- ume set with stories for beginning readers. Each story is eight pages long with limited vocabulary and high-frequency sight words, colorful illustra- tions, and entertaining characters. Topics include insects, wild animals, careers, the rain forest, fairy tales, dinosaurs, butterflies, transportation and more. On Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Kohn's books have been published in Spanish, Chinese and other languages. 58 CTA & You From Within

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