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Hameray Herald: March 2013 Issue

Posted by Bernard Yin on Mar 29, 2013 12:21:00 AM

The New Oral Language Development Series is Released

Hameray's new Oral Language Readers

We are pleased to announce the recent release of Hameray's new Oral Language Development Series (OLDS), which is designed to support oral language development through interaction with text. Created after three years of intensive research, this program supports Common Core language standards by providing opportunities to practice simple, compound and complex sentence structures with increasing levels of difficulty. OLDS is a collaboration between Hameray, the Hewlett Foundation and the wonderful educators at the New Teacher Center. More details about the Oral Language Development Series can be found HERE.


The Joy Cowley Classroom Giveaway Announced

Hameray's Joy Cowley Giveaway

Mrs. Wishy-Washy fans! Nominate your classroom for the chance to win The Joy Cowley Classroom Giveaway. Prize: Ninety K-2 Leveled Readers, 3 Audio CDs, & 1 set of Finger Puppets ($400 Value). Click HERE to learn more details and to enter for your chance to win.


Celebrating Animals & Learning with Informational Text

An animal Lover? Check out our weekly installment of Critter Corner. Learn facts about some of the most interesting creatures around and pick up a few great informational topics that you can share with your students. What kid doesn't like Arctic Foxes? BONUS Animal Fun courtesy of Hameray author Rhonda McDonald who shared this video of the Buffalo Zoo's popular new ambassador, a baby polar bear. Watch the video (above) for 10:33 minutes of pure polar cuteness! Rhonda has a soft spot for polar critters and Hameray recently published her book: Polar Bears.


Kid Fuel: Get A Regular Dose of Inspiration

Kids Can Do It!

Kids inspire and if you haven't seen the remarkable story of Conner and Cayden Long, prepare to be inspired! These two boys were named Sportskids Of the Year for Sports Illustrated Kids, and with good reason. Cayden was born with hypertonic cerebral palsy, which has left him wheelchair-bound and unable to communicate through speech. Read our spotlight on this amazing story HERE and keep an eye on our Facebook profile where we love to feature great kid moments.


Yes, Now You Can Flip Through Our Books!

Flip Book

Get to know our materials better! Flip through sample books from any of our series. Click on the image above and explore our flipbooks. This is a fun and easy way to access many useful resources in a paperless way!


The Monthly Round Up is a compilation of the interesting things we discovered and shared on the Hameray Blog, Pinterest, and Facebook Pages in March. If you liked what you read, sign up to receive our monthly e-newsletter: The Hameray Herald. Click the image below to subscribe:




Tell us what you think! Share your comments below or email us at info@hameraypublishing.com with any ideas, suggestions or general feedback you'd like us to know!

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Topics: Joy Cowley Collection, Common Core, Critter Corner, Oral Language Development, Animals, Hameray Herald, Kids Can Do It, Language Standards

Kids Can Do It!

Posted by Sarah Levin on Mar 13, 2013 1:05:00 PM


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What do you do to inspire your classroom to create?

As you know, children have thier own unique takes on the world which can be insightful, precocious, and fun!  Here at Hameray, we can't resist posting kid-created content that showcases them being creative and authentically themselves.  

This wonderful video from Bored Shorts TV pairs kid-created dialogue with adult actors.  The results are hilarious!  

What do you do in the classroom to help kids express themselves and learn about the world around them?  Send it to us and we just might feature it on this blog!

Does your classroom love Joy Cowley and Mrs. Wishy-Washy as much as we do? Click here:

Joy Cowley Collection Brochure

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Topics: Kids Can Do It

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