|Linda Pierce Picciotto taught primary classes at South
Park School in Victoria, British Columbia, for 25 years.
During that time she developed some programs that were very
successful and popular with students and their parents. The
programs are open-ended, so they build skills and encourage
creativity in all students.|
These programs were included
in four of her books published by Scholastic, and a large
number of teachers throughout North America have used them in their
own classrooms. Those books are now out of print, but revised and
updated versions are available as ebooks shown below. The first
two describe programs that are “ready-to-use,” with
detailed instructions and forms to photocopy. The third is
a collection of forms for teachers, students, and parents for
student assessment, with instructions on how to use them. The fourth
consists of two illustrated articles describing her programs in art
The book Scientist of the Day was endorsed
by the Science House Foundation. If you wish to see a video of the
endorsement, please click here.
Teaching Geometry in the Primary
Classroom and Teaching
About Canadian Money are new ebooks by Linda Picciotto
and her teaching partner, Debbie Marchand. Each contains
complete descriptions and activity sheets for eight "hands-on"
activities or games that teachers can use in a station approach, as
outlined in the books, or as individual class lessons. Favourite
Math Lessons is a collection of math games and activities
that have been very successful in Debbie's and Linda's primary
classrooms over the years. Instructions are clear and all
recording sheets and playing boards are included, ready to
photocopy. Learning to Solve Math
Word Problems in the Primary
Grades is a program Linda developed to help her
students to think logically as they draw pictures or make marks to
help them solve word problems. Over 30 problems are included,
as well as a blank worksheet for the teacher or students to write
their own problems.
To find out about each ebook or article
in detail and for ordering information, please click on the covers
Linda and Debbie wrote a 190-page book entitled South Park School - Memories Through the Decade which
describes the history of the school from its establishment in
1894 through 2006 using historical photographs, memoirs from students,
parents and teachers, and with reference to local, national, and world
events of the times. It can be viewed here.
of the Day is now available as a paperback book on Amazon.