This is a classic Eric Carle book. He teaches various concepts in this book. There are many activities that could be done with this book. It can be usThis is a classic Eric Carle book. He teaches various concepts in this book. There are many activities that could be done with this book. It can be used to teach students about sequencing. The book goes in such a smooth order that it would be a good book to for students to start to sequence independently.

This is a good math book to teach time and counting. The time is taught throughout the book. Students could read along with a plastic clock. Also, they could record what they usually do at those times. Students can count from the pictures in the book and the animals.

Since the book is about a grouchy ladybug, it addresses the aspect of emotions. Students can learn from the emotions told in the book. The can make a connection to the book and tell of when they have experienced emotions such as being grouchy. ...more

This is a timeless book, mainly for a younger audience. However, it teaches various fundamental topics that children should know.

In a mathematical staThis is a timeless book, mainly for a younger audience. However, it teaches various fundamental topics that children should know.

In a mathematical standpoint, students can learn about the days of the week. The students see what the caterpillar does on each day of the week. A teacher could coordinate a calender to go along with the students to teach them the days of the week. This opens the opportunity for it to be used as sequencing the story. To extend, students could write what they do on each day of the week. Also, for a younger audience, students could count the items that the caterpillar eat throughout the book.

In a science aspect, the book explains the life cycle of a caterpillar. Students learns what it need to grow and its process to grow into a butterfly. This can lead to studying animals/insects that have life cycles. Once they see one life cycle, they can see how they are the same but have different processes. Also, students will learn about eating healthy. The right food is important to helping living things grow and evolve. Students could learn about the food pyramid ...more

This book is a great re-freshener to learning fractions. It teaches about fractions, adding fractions, money, and weight. The pizza math of fractions iThis book is a great re-freshener to learning fractions. It teaches about fractions, adding fractions, money, and weight. The pizza math of fractions is a perfect illustrations to how to take fractions of a whole....more

This book is great in a introduction to fractions and division. Students will learn how to distribute cookies. This book can be acted out in person soThis book is great in a introduction to fractions and division. Students will learn how to distribute cookies. This book can be acted out in person so that they can learn how to do the math...more

This is an informative book about fractions. It uses real life pictures which I think helps the student connect to the book. It involves real life fooThis is an informative book about fractions. It uses real life pictures which I think helps the student connect to the book. It involves real life food that the students are familiar with. With the many connections that they students make, they learn how fractions look in part of a whole: halves, thirds, fourths, etc.

I think a fun activity to do would be to have a Eating Fractions Party. The teacher could bring in the food mentioned in the book and have them piece the food up into fractions. Students would play as judges and the teacher would cut the food into the fractions desired. Then the students could record all the fractions that entered the contest. After the work is been done, the students could eat and be merry! The take a vote on what was their favorite. Then make fractions from the votes. ...more

This is a great book about fractions. Most students can relate to apples;therefore, it can help understand fractions. The book is very informative aboThis is a great book about fractions. Most students can relate to apples;therefore, it can help understand fractions. The book is very informative about the different types of apples. A teacher could recreate this book by reading it and having the apples there to cut in front of the students so the grasp the fraction concepts. Then the students could snack on something healthy.

The book teaches about the major fractions: halves, thirds, fourths, sixths, tenths, etc. This could lead to students bring in items or pictures of items to cut up into fractions. ...more

This is a fun book. However, I am unsure how a chocolate lesson would happen with students of any age. I see it being messy and the students eating beThis is a fun book. However, I am unsure how a chocolate lesson would happen with students of any age. I see it being messy and the students eating before we even get started. It does seem like a good and effective activity that would help the students understand fractions.

The chocolate bar is made up of 12 bars; therefore, it teaches fractions up to the twelves. Each page introduces and explains each fraction with a cute explanation.

I saw from the teachers' websites that they make paper chocolate bars that are just as effective in teaching fractions. They also are detachable so it goes along with the book. I see that they also could be made instead of bought. Then at the end of the lesson I would give them the bite size chocolate bars....more

I love these books. It helps make lessons through the literature. It is done in a humorous and classroom setting. I feel that the students can relateI love these books. It helps make lessons through the literature. It is done in a humorous and classroom setting. I feel that the students can relate to the book since it is about learning in a classroom just like them. Since this book has 5 different chapters about fractions, I would do a lesson on each chapter. I would read the story and have a related activity for the students to do. The book includes topics: basic fractions (halves, thirds, etc), cutting objects in equal parts (sandwiches), fractions of a set, dividing things equally, tally marks, adding fractions, comparing fractions,and money. These are all important concepts that students must know.

After doing these activities, I would have the students make a fraction book where they describe what fractions they made and illustrate them. They would have their experience and a self-made book to reflect on the major aspects of fractions....more

This is a great book for younger students. It is a familiar book for students because they know the famous Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. While that book isThis is a great book for younger students. It is a familiar book for students because they know the famous Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. While that book is about the alphabet, this book is about numbers. It makes a great introduction to numbers. The book is written in a story form using the numbers as characters in the book. It rhythms throughout the book so students learn word families and words with the same ending sounds. Also, it involves counting up to 100. Students will need to know how to count to 100 in several ways. The book teaches how to count by 1's and by 10's to 100. Then it does something unique and counts from 100 to 1. ...more

This is a great book for the students to learn how to count to 100. It would be a great book to do on the 100th day of school. I would break this bookThis is a great book for the students to learn how to count to 100. It would be a great book to do on the 100th day of school. I would break this book up into sections or centers for the day (or over a period of time) so they will learn each way to count.

The book rhymes so it keeps the students interested. Also, I would use real M&M's with the students, but first laying down ground rules.

First, the book reviews colors for the students. The colors are important and are used for the activity. The students would count to 10 using the candy then to 20. From there they count to 20 using all the 5 colors. I would use groups of students for this activity. Each student would be responsible for their color. After counting, they are to line up the candy in 2 line of 10. I would count with the students ( I would have pictures of me doing in on the Smart Board for them to see) to 100. I will show the students that they made a 100's chart.

From this point, depending on the time, students, and supplies, I would do it all in one day or over days. Students would use the candy to count by 10's, 5's, and 2's accordingly to the book. And of course the students would be able to eat some of the candy afterwards or take some home. ...more

This is a great book for expanding students math skills. The book could be taught in pieces.

The first part will teach students to count from 1 to 10.This is a great book for expanding students math skills. The book could be taught in pieces.

The first part will teach students to count from 1 to 10. It has a story and pictures to go along with each number. This reinforces the quantity of each number. An activity could be for student to make their own number book and draw pictures to illustrate each number 1 through 10. At the end of counting to 10, it recaps all the pictures for the students to recount 1 to 10.

The next section has a list of 11 to 20 of things that make up the quantity of each number. The teacher can allow the students to count each thing to build fluency with number 11-20. The teacher could also use the Smart Board to have the students count the things and write the number that corresponds to the picture quantity. Then the students could add the numbers 11-20 to their number book, drawing a picture for the quantity of each.

The next page shows how addition plays a part in counting. It uses number sentences and colored balls to demonstrate how to count from 20 to 30. Students can practice using this addition method to count from 20 to 30, then from 30 to 40 and so on. Once students have enough experience with this, they can add these numbers to their number book with the corresponding pictures.

The last part is like a 100's chart. It has all the numbers from 1 to 100 all color coded. I think this would be a good way to teach students about numbers. This could be another Smart Board activity where the students come up and right the numbers in order using the colors until reaching 100. Lastly, students could add any numbers they needed to their numbers book to end at 100. The title of the book could be "I counted to 100, Look through and see!" Now the students have a number book that they can always reference and that could help them as they learn about addition and subtraction (and more). ...more

This book would be good in learning basic math skills. Students can add along with the bears as they add and subtract bears on wheels. As a challenge,This book would be good in learning basic math skills. Students can add along with the bears as they add and subtract bears on wheels. As a challenge, students can create their own math problems from using the book. Also, the book can be used for fractions. Students can see a contrast in bears and make fractions on how many bears on the bicycle. For example, on the 4th page, there are three bears on a unicycle. 2 are wearing blue and one is wearing pink. Students can write the fraction of blue bears 2/3 and the fraction of pink bears 1/3, and add them to together 2/3 + 1/3 = 3/3 (1) on one unicyle.

It is an introduction to wheels (transportation through bicycles). Students can learn how many people should be one different types of bicycles.

It can be an reinforcement of learning book genres. Students can learn that bears dont ride bicycles or have multiple people on one bicycle. Student learn from the contents of the book that it is fictional (fantasy) book.

There are slight rhyming in the book (one, none)

I like that the sentence on the pages were really short, but the illustrations told a lot more. Students can make predictions about what will or did happen according to the illustrations. ...more

This math book teaches 6 lessons throughout the book. It is all about addition. The setting of the book is in the classroom where the teacher teachesThis math book teaches 6 lessons throughout the book. It is all about addition. The setting of the book is in the classroom where the teacher teaches the lessons with the students involved. First is addition facts, adding big numbers, adding totals, adding money, adding during problem solving, and more adding money.

This is a good book for k and 1st grade students learning to add. ...more

Have students learn about adding and subtracting numbers. Also they learn about lengths. Teacher can have this lead for a lesson about addition and subHave students learn about adding and subtracting numbers. Also they learn about lengths. Teacher can have this lead for a lesson about addition and subtraction. Have this book be a warm up activity. Teacher can tach about lengths of things. ANd introduce measurement. An activity could be measuring objects using objects (ex. how long is a table using paper clips)...more

The book goes throught counting the things before bedtime. It it is ver descriptive of the events in the story. Students can pick a topic and count aroThe book goes throught counting the things before bedtime. It it is ver descriptive of the events in the story. Students can pick a topic and count around it (ex. going to school- putting on one shirt, pair of pants, 3 breakfast items, etc)...more

This book is good for teaching the months of the year. The students can become familiar with the diferent holdiays associated with each month. This caThis book is good for teaching the months of the year. The students can become familiar with the diferent holdiays associated with each month. This can also lead to a discussion about seasons. An activity from this book is students writing and making a connection to each moth like Lena did. An extension to that lesson is the students actually making hats for each month from their previous writing. This would be good for k- maybe 2nd grade students. ...more

The book can help students understand the quantity of numbers up to 10. Also it can lead to an activity where students can illustrate quantity up to tThe book can help students understand the quantity of numbers up to 10. Also it can lead to an activity where students can illustrate quantity up to ten....more

The book can illustrate how to use alliteration- repetition of the same letter to consecutative words.

The book list many synonomns- show how differentThe book can illustrate how to use alliteration- repetition of the same letter to consecutative words.

The book list many synonomns- show how different words have similiar meanings It introduces many new words that can be described using context clues HAs lots of rhyming words

Math- counting the crocodiles They wer counted going up from one to ten and counted down from ten to one. Teaches the sequence of numbers. Can have the students actually add them all together. Also can talk about the usage of "how many"...more

This is a good book to introduce addition and subtraction. Teacher can go through book twice; the second time, going throught the addition of the monsThis is a good book to introduce addition and subtraction. Teacher can go through book twice; the second time, going throught the addition of the monsters and the subtraction of the monsters. Also the book teaches counting consecutively to ten, then jumps by tens to forty. It teaches the student the basic numbers where teacher can build upon the knowledge here.

It also rhymes. Teaches students rhyming families. students can go through and name the rhyming families. The pictures correlate well with the book. ...more

Full of older poems to teach students the art of rhyming. Can use as an example of the many way you can rhyme or make poetry

All poems are of math. TeacFull of older poems to teach students the art of rhyming. Can use as an example of the many way you can rhyme or make poetry

All poems are of math. Teach easy poems to remember/learn certain math tricks. Fun math book for quotes....more

This explores the option of math. It see how the boy relates math to his everyday life. Can use this to help students relate math to their every day lThis explores the option of math. It see how the boy relates math to his everyday life. Can use this to help students relate math to their every day life. Use for morning math problems the questions in the back. I could examine the mathematics on how he got his answers when making things bigger than they are....more