Absolutely LOVED it! I will definitely make use of this next year when introduction fractions to my second graders. The story is made up of blurbs whiAbsolutely LOVED it! I will definitely make use of this next year when introduction fractions to my second graders. The story is made up of blurbs which assist lower level readers. The “teacher” in the story teaches her student s about halves, thirds, fourths, and fifths. The teacher uses an overhead, and I would have my students to draw the fractions on their own paper during reading. I would read the story aloud and challenge my students to think of and/or illustrate real-life examples (as illustrated in the book) of examples of fractions. At the end when the students have to test the teacher, I would have my students to create their own fraction problems to be complied on a test, or even have a game of teacher vs. students. (2-5)...more
The story tells the details of a ladybugs journey over the course of a day. I would use this story in my classroom to have students model the time asThe story tells the details of a ladybugs journey over the course of a day. I would use this story in my classroom to have students model the time as we read on individual clocks (simply made like a spinner). I like how each page has a picture of the analog time, I could use this for students to check their answers as we read by holding the book under my document camera. As an extension activity, I could have students write their own story about their own lives spanning the course of one day. They could illustrate and draw the analog clock in the corner of all pages. (1-3)...more
This story is about a brother and sister, Sam and Victoria, who are at home with their mother. Ma bakes cookies for them and they plan to split them iThis story is about a brother and sister, Sam and Victoria, who are at home with their mother. Ma bakes cookies for them and they plan to split them in half until… the doorbell rings! Friends enter, sit down, and they redistribute the cookies. Then the doorbell rings again! This continues until there are not enough cookies for everyone. Children will be interested to see what happens next. In addition to rote counting, one-to-one counting, understanding cardinality, and beginning fractions, this book is a great way to introduce the concept of scarcity as well. (K-5)...more
Provides a great way to build vocabulary and explain to students what a peddler is since he is the main character. More importantly, students can listProvides a great way to build vocabulary and explain to students what a peddler is since he is the main character. More importantly, students can listen to an entertaining story without even thinking about math. When the story is done this book can be used to create all 11 types of addition and subtraction problems! I would start with posing problems to students such as; “The peddler had 20 hats the monkeys stole 3, how many hats does the peddler have left?” As an extension, invite students to create their own to try with classmates. (K-3)...more
This book is a great way to introduce or reinforce many concepts of measurement, time and money. I like how it illustrates many real-life examples makThis book is a great way to introduce or reinforce many concepts of measurement, time and money. I like how it illustrates many real-life examples making it simple for the students to relate and understand. I would not read the entire book in one day because it has SO much information. I would begin with the unit of measure (standard and nonstandard) and supply students with homework similar to the characters in the story. A possible follow-up center in the class could revolve around measuring a stuffed animal also. (K-5)...more
This book is about a clever inchworm who is about to be devoured by a robin. He proves himself useful by measuring the various animals in the habitat.This book is about a clever inchworm who is about to be devoured by a robin. He proves himself useful by measuring the various animals in the habitat. I loved this simple and sweet story. In my classroom, I would use this book to introduce the concept of units of measure. The follow up activity could be to provide each student with a paper cutout inchworm and have them measure various items around the classroom. They could then record the measurements on individual chart handouts (K-2)....more
This is a really cute story about how a triangle transforms itself into many other shapes. I would provide my students with pattern blocks or GeoboardThis is a really cute story about how a triangle transforms itself into many other shapes. I would provide my students with pattern blocks or Geoboards for them to create the shapes while reading the story. I like the brightly colored pictures which also give students real life examples of the shapes in daily life. As a culminating activity, I would have students draw a picture (like a still life, or of an animal/object) using only geometric shapes. (1-3)...more
Provides students with practice in counting money (specifically coins). I would use it as a whole class read aloud, or with a small group who needed rProvides students with practice in counting money (specifically coins). I would use it as a whole class read aloud, or with a small group who needed remediation counting coins. For an extension, the teacher could pose problems about trading smaller coins for larger ones. Students could also construct a diagram of the various ways to make fifty cents from a combination of coins. (K-3)...more
This is a short story about an African-American family who cooperatively visits the grocery store and then prepares a meal together. The story beginsThis is a short story about an African-American family who cooperatively visits the grocery store and then prepares a meal together. The story begins with the number one, and each of the subsequent pages continues up to 10. This book provides many opportunities for rote counting practice as well as addition and subtraction of objects. (K-2)...more
A colorful book that uses illustrations of crayons to count by twos; beginning with all even numbers from zero to 24. The second half counts all of thA colorful book that uses illustrations of crayons to count by twos; beginning with all even numbers from zero to 24. The second half counts all of the odd numbers. It is simple and to the point. I would use this as a read aloud to introduce even and odd or just the first half of the book for the two times tables. (K-2) ...more
This is a great read aloud for introducing and teaching subtraction. The book counts fish (while providing interesting fact) down from 12 to 0. The enThis is a great read aloud for introducing and teaching subtraction. The book counts fish (while providing interesting fact) down from 12 to 0. The end explains to reader what affect humans could have on fish if The Great Barrier Reef is not cared for. (K-1)...more