The new and improved AEA Media Catalog is ready and waiting for you! The online reservation system allows you to check out instructional resources located at Prairie Lakes AEA in Pocahontas, as well as from the Sioux City and Sioux Center locations of Northwest AEA, in a single search.

The new patron catalog is called SNAP, and it has an updated, modern look. Similar to other Iowa AEA Online databases used by teachers, SNAP allows users to easily filter or narrow searches to find specific instructional resources. Ordering materials is as easy as filling your cart with the resources you want and submitting your request. Northwest AEA anticipates ordering more digital content in the future, and SNAP has an embedded video player that will allow teachers to view and download digital videos purchased by Northwest AEA or Prairie Lakes AEA.

If you have any questions about the new system, please contact Ann Derochie, circulation coordinator in the Sioux City office, at 712/222-6065, or Kim Noteboom, circulation coordinator in the Sioux Center office, at 712/722-4378 ext. 7817.

To search the Media Catalog, please click here or go to the Northwest AEA website and click "Media Catalog" on the right:
http://media.ia-hsdn.net/tomms2/index.php/snap/login

March (448523)
394.262/BRO; Brode, Robyn; K-12 books, P, 24 pg, GARETH STEVENS PUB, 2010; 9781433919190
This book presents an introduction of some of the characteristics, special days, and activities of the month of March.


Spring Surprises (831173)
Bauman, Toni & Zinkgraf, June; Professional book, P, Sound-Color, Good Apple, 1980
This book contains hundreds of ideas and activities for the spring season, and specifically the months of March, April, and May.


March Holidays And Celebrations (Lower Primary) (050279)
Boxed books, P,
INTRODUCES THE SEASON, HOLIDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS IN THE MONTH OF MARCH; ST. PATRICK'S DAY, SPRING, EASTER AND PASSOVER. CONTAINS 8 BOOKS. TITLES INCLUDE: THE MATZAH MAN: A PASSOVER STORY; THE 14 FOREST MICE AND THE SPRING MEADOW PICNIC; DANNY AND THE EASTER EGG; JEREMY BEAN'S ST. PATRICK'S DAY; EASTER; PASSOVER; ST. PATRICK'S DAY; SPRING.


Fresh Music Library: Authentic Classical (000924)
Other, JSA, Fresh Music, 1998
Provides copyright free music in a CD format. Includes orchestral style music. Contains 13 tracks, 12 of which include a full version, a :60 edit and a :30 edit of that song. Includes the following titles: William Tell Overture, Blue Danube, Bach Piano Invention #1, Marriage of Figaro, Trumpet Voluntary, Pomp & Circumstance, Mendelssohn Wedding March, Reverie, Russian Dance, Ride of the Valkyries, Gymnopedie, and Spring (Four Seasons). Includes a Quick Shots track.


Happy Easter, Dear Dragon (437712)
F/HIL2; Hillert, Margaret; K-12 books, P, 32 pg, Norwood House Press, 2007; 978-1-59953-03
A boy and his pet dragon celebrate Easter by enjoying the spring flowers and baby animals, coloring eggs, making an egg tree, hunting for Easter eggs, marching in the Easter parade, and going to church.


Spring Thing
video, Preschool/Kindergarten - Primary, 00:10:18, PBS/WGBH, 2005
It's winter, it's blah, and everything looks dead. Can Peep, Quack, and Chirp survive until spring? When do plants start growing? The kids find buds, sprouts and little flowers starting to grow on the first day of Spring. "Try looking closely for things that are growing."


Spring Arrives
video, Preschool/Kindergarten - Primary, 00:03:58, PBS/WGBH, 2005
Peep finds a flower, Peep, Chirp and Quack stand guard all day and all night in order to protect it. Quack falls asleep and kills it. Then they find another "last flower" and another and another until the world is as green and yellow and red and pink and purple as they use to be.


Spring Science (435666)
DVD, P, 19 min, Sound-Color, Weston Woods, 2005; 9780439808422;
Presents animated adaptations of three children's books featuring animals in springtime.


The Spring Melt
images,
Increasing expanses of melted snow and ice during the spring melt.


Farms in the Spring (078032)
Videocassette, PI, 10 min, AGC United Learning, 1976
Spring comes slowly but dramatically. Birds begin to arrive and the farmers begin planting new crops.


Poems For Spring (022481)
808.81/POE; K-12 books, PI, 48 pg, GUMDROP BOOKS, 1994
An anthology of poems reflecting spring by such authors as Elizabeth Coatsworth, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, and Rudyard Kipling.