Five-year-old Lola embarks on a journey to the park with her mommies. Upon arrival, she joins her friends who look different than her but who are actually very similar to Lola and her family. Something all families have in common is that they have fun spending time together. They build sand castles and swing on monkey bars like everyone, but as families, they are all different and special. Lola's Rainbow of Friends explores the importance of accepting people of all races, ethnicities, lifestyles, cultural and religious backgounds.
Friends come in all shapes, sizes, and colors; they can be funny or serious, musical or athletic, outgoing or quiet. In A Rainbow of Friends, P. K. Hallinan reminds children to celebrate their differences, because those are what make each of us so special. Through colorful illustrations and upbeat verse, Hallinan shows that when we celebrate the uniqueness of others, our lives are enriched and the world is a better place for all.
With nearly 1,000 gangs and 200,000 gang members, Los Angeles holds the dubious distinction of being the youth gang capital of the United States. The process of street socialization that leads to gang membership now cuts across all ethnic groups, as evidenced by the growing numbers of gangs among recent immigrants from Asia and Latin America. This cross-cultural study of Los Angeles gangs identifies the social and economic factors that lead to gang membership and underscores their commonality across four ethnic groups—Chicano, African American, Vietnamese, and Salvadorian. James Diego Vigil begins at the community level, examining how destabilizing forces and marginalizing changes have disrupted the normal structures of parenting, schooling, and policing, thereby compelling many youths to grow up on the streets. He then turns to gang members' life stories to show how societal forces play out in individual lives. His findings provide a wealth of comparative data for scholars, policymakers, and law enforcement personnel seeking to respond to the complex problems associated with gangs.
Build attitudes of respect and caring, reduce problem behaviors, empower students to solve problems, and educate the whole child with this flexible, user-friendly activity guide. The lessons' literature-based connections allow teachers to "build in" rather than "add on" social-emotional learning (SEL) throughout the day. Field-tested in classrooms across the United States, these activities when fully implemented have resulted in improved school climate, greater parent engagement, increased academic achievement, and reduction in discipline referrals. Features of the book include: 100+ easy-to-implement year-round activities that integrate info the daily curriculum in all subject areas Monthly themes focused on empathy, bullying prevention, teamwork, decision-making, and more Concise lesson formats (Read, Discuss, Do, Relate) Discussion and writing prompts Built-in assessments Digital content includes all of the book's reproducible forms.
I'm supposed to be keeping this journalTo talk about my feelingsBut that's kind of hard to doWhen you don't understand yourselfNot understanding can be hard--especially with the pressures of high school. Countless high school students crumble u
"...Unfortunately everything that I wrote before high school was lost with time. But I did manage to save a fair collection of pieces from high school and college days. Aside from my poems book from high school, it wasnt till 2010(and thanks to Facebook) that I actually started taking my poems off the scraps of paper I scribbled them on and put them where I can save them. Then one day I noticed I had a significant number of poems and got the idea to make a book. I selected the ones I wanted to share and compiled them here."
As you open this book look at its cover; What is going through your mind, what kind of feeling are you thinking? Look at the bubbles and imagine what the person on the cover is thinking. As you turn the pages you will find out why this book is called A Rainbow Of Feelings. You will discover some of the feelings that I hold in my heart and mind; reflect the thoughts and dreams of many of you. My name is Sharon Ackerman and I am known as Dilly. and here is my rainbow of feelings
The Greenpeace ship, Rainbow Warrior, was sunk in Auckland harbour on the night of 10 July 1985 by French military divers, killing a Spanish photographer. The purpose of the bombing was to stop Greenpeace demonstrating against French nuclear testing at Moruroa Atoll in early August 1985. This is the story of how Greenpeace thwarted these French plans with the aid of Tahitian independence groups. Unfortunately one of the Tahitian groups had been penetrated by Japanese terrorists with disastrous consequences. It is also the story of two young people who found each other in those turbulent days in Papeete, Tahiti.
Friends can make or break the life of a tween girl. That’s why bestselling author Dannah Gresh, popular speaker and creator of the Secret Keeper Girl events, and youth educator Suzy Weibel have developed this resource that targets the hearts of tween girls as they grow in and pursue friendships. A Girl's Guide to Best Friends and Mean Girls springs from the life and example of Jesus, a tween girl’s true BFF. It helps her explore questions such as Who should I choose for friends? How can I keep my friends? How can my parents help me? What do I do about jealousy and hurts in my friendships? How can I be Jesus’ friend, and how do I introduce others to him? Christian moms and dads will be delighted with the biblical grounding and godly guidance that will help protect their daughters in friendships and help them understand what friendship really is.