For anyone thinking of ordering books, you may want to check out ebay or the used books at Amazon. I ordered the book The Best Little Beading Book from Amazon and found the Virginia Blakelock book, Those Bad, Bad Beads in ebay. I also have been looking at a magazine called Bead Style.
I'll be using some of these techniques with grades 3-5.
I appreciate all of your help. I'm happily overwhelmed with info and will probably have more questions for you later. :o)