Did you know that the WOM School Council maintains a Parent Resource Library?
It’s a special section in the W.O. Mitchell school library that has books of interest to parents. Just stop by the library any time during school hours to sign out a title (don’t forget to sign in with the office first!). You’ll need to see the librarian to check out a book.
Schools and Communities
Reaching All by Creating Tribes Learning Communities by J. Gibbs
School, Family, and Community Partnerships, Your Handbook for Action by J Epstein, M Sanders, B Simon, K Salinas, N Jansorn, F Voorhis
Nelson publishes the set of materials and textbooks used by teachers at W.O. Mitchell to teach math. Here are their resources that are part of the parent lending library.
Brain-compatible Mathematics by Diane Ronis
Extending the Challenge in Mathematics: Developing Mathematical Promise in K-8 Students by Linda Jensen Sheffield
Making Math Meaningful by Marian Small
Making Math Connections by Hope Martin
Math Power, How to Help Your Child Love Math, Even If You Don’t by Patricia Clark Kenschaft
Teaching Essential Mathematics K-8 by Timothy J. McNamara
Teaching Inclusive Mathematics to Special Learners K-6 by Julie A. Sliva
Teachers at W.O. Mitchell use the balanced literacy approach to teach reading skills.
Balanced Literacy Instruction: A Teachers Resource Book by Kathryn H. Au, Jacquelin H. Carroll, and Judith A. Scheu
Guided Reading: Good First Teaching for All Children by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell
How to Get Your Child to Love Reading by Esme Raji Codell
Literacy Instruction in Multicultural Settings by Kathryn H. Au
The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease
Word Matters by Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountas
French Review and Instruction
About half of W.O. Mitchell’s students are in French Immersion; parents may wish to brush up their own French skills.
The Ultimate French Review and Practice by David Stillman, Ph.D., and Ronni Gordon, Ph.D.
The Ultimate French Verb Review and Practice by David Stillman, Ph.D., and Ronni Gordon, Ph.D.
Eating Well and Staying Fit
Keeping Kids Fit: A Family Plan for Raising Active, Healthy Children by Len Saunders
The NDD Book: How Nutrition Deficit Disorder Affects Your Child’s Learning, Behavior, and Health, and What You Can Do About It — Without Drugs by William Sears, MD
Secrets Of Feeding a Healthy Family by Ellyn Satter
Sneaky Fitness: Fun, Foolproof Ways to Slip Fitness into Your Child’s Everyday Life by Missy Chase Lapine and Larysa Didio
Whining and Dining: Mealtime Survival for Picky Eaters and the Families Who Love Them by Emma Waverman and Eshun Mott
The Yale Guide to Children’s Nutrition by M. Tamborlane (on order)
The Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook by Joan M. Harwell and Rebecca Williams Jackson
Learning Disabilities A to Z: A Parent’s Complete Guide by Corinne Smith, Ph.D., and Lisa Strick
Parenting Children With ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach by Vincent J. Monastra, Ph.D.
Understanding Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: A Common-Sense Guide for Parents and Professionals by Maggie Mamen
Anxiety, Stress, and Emotions
The Telling Bee: The Felt Feelings Series by Lynne Steffy
Elephant in My Room: The Felt Feelings Series by Lynne Steffy
Stretch: The Felt Feelings Series by Lynne Steffy
Crustback and the Wormhole: The Felt Feelings Series by Lynne Steffy
The Angry Lizard: The Felt Feelings Series by Lynne Steffy
The Butterfly Blanket: The Felt Feelings Series by Lynne Steffy
The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate by Susan Kaiser Greenland
Stress Relief For Kids by Martha Belknap
Overcoming School Anxiety: How to Help Your Child Deal With Separation, Tests, Homework, Bullies, Math Phobia, and other worries by Diane Peters Mayer
Getting Out Of A Stress Mess!: A Guide For Kids by Michaelene Mundy and R.W. Alley
Help For Worried Kids: How Your Child Can Conquer Anxiety and Fear by Cynthia G. Last
What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Huebner and Bonnie Matthews
Little Kids, Big Worries: Stress-Busting Tips for Early Childhood Classrooms by Alice Sterling Honig
Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child’s Fears, Worries, and Phobias by Tamar E. Chansky
Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking: Powerful, Practical Strategies to Build a Lifetime of Resilience, Flexibility, and Happiness by Tamar E. Chansky
Keys to Parenting your Anxious Child by K. Mannassis
Self-Esteem For A Lifetime: Raising A Successful Child From The Inside Out by Dr. Ingrid Schweiger
Dealing With Bullying
How To Stop Bullying And Social Aggression: Elementary Grade Lessons And Activities That Teach by Steve Breakstone and Michael Dreiblatt
It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, And Creating A Life Worth Living by Dan Savage and Terry Miller
Little Girls Can Be Mean: Four Steps to Bully-proof Girls in the Early Grades by Michelle Anthony M.A. Ph.D. and Reyna Lindert Ph.D.
The Brat Stops Here, 5 Weeks (or less) To No More Tantrums, Arguing or Bad Behavior by Mary-Elaine Jacobsen, Psy.D.
Bringing Up Boys, Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Men by Dr. James Dobson
The Bully, The Bullied, and the Bystander, From Pre-school to High School – How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence by Barbara Colorosso
Bullyproof Your Child For Life by Joel Haber, Ph.D.
Girl Wars: 12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying by Cheryl Dellasaga, Ph.D., and Charisse Nixon, Ph.D.
Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World by Rosaline Wiseman
How to Help Your Child with Homework: Every Caring Parent’s Guide to Encouraging Good Study Habits by Radenchich and Schummm
The Minds of Boys, Saving Our Sons from Falling Behind in School and Life by Michael Gurian and Kathy Stevens
Same Homework – New Plan, How to Help Your Disorganized Kid Sit Down and Get it Done by Sally G. Hoyle, Ph D
Hold On To Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
The Pampered Child Syndrome by Maggie Mamen
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen R. Covey
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Audio Tape) by Stephen R. Covey
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Book) by Stephen R. Covey
Transforming The Difficult Child: The Nutured Heart Approach by Howard Glasser and Jennifer Easley
Collaborative problem solving by Dr. Ross Greene
Winning at Parenting…without beating your kids by Barbara Coloroso
Hold on to your kids by Dr. Gordon Neufeld
Look what you done! stories of hope and resilience, by Dr. Robert Brooks