The inspiration for R & Bee’s Teaching Kits came from a desire to simplify the workload for teachers. In our teaching practice, many hours were spent collecting ideas from numerous sources to ensure that the ability level, and learning styles of each student, as well as curricular expectations, were met. Hopefully, R & Bee’s Teaching Kits will minimize the amount of preparation time for teachers .
Its purpose is to motivate and engage the imagination of students when introducing a picture book. The picture book acts as a catalyst for integrating many cross-curricular activities.
Although the main focus of R & Bee’s Teaching Kits is to instill the love of reading and appreciation of good literature, it goes far beyond that. R & Bee’s Teaching Kits enhances the Language Arts program by utilizing the interactive processes of reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing. R & Bee’s Teaching Kits also includes extensions into Social Studies, Science, Math, and many other facets of the curriculum.
Easily adapted for small and large group settings, in single or multi-age classrooms, this can also be used for students who are gifted and talented as well as those with special needs. Resource teachers and librarians may also find this kit very useful.
While R & Bee’s Teaching Kits explores literary elements, it also incorporates ideas from Guided Reading, Multiple Intelligences, and Differentiated Instruction.
R & Bee’s Teaching Kits is for the new teacher, the busy teacher, and the experienced teacher. We hope this will inspire and motivate educators to visualize all the possibilities related to a traditional picture book and to see it in a whole new light.