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Category: Literature Guide

Perfect Square is a Perfect Book to Introduce Geometry

Perfect Square is a Perfect Book to Introduce Geometry KEEP EM THINKING THE PERFECT BOOK TO INTRODUCE GEOMETRY

 Recently I bought the book perfect square by Michael Hall.  It is the story of a square who was perfectly happy, but throughout the week things start happening to him – he is shattered, crumpled, torn, etc., but each time the square turns lemons into lemonade and transforms himself into something wonderful.  I loved this book.  […]

Biographies Will Keep Your Students Thinking!

Biographies Will Keep Your Students Thinking! KEEP EM THINKING WITH BIOGRAPHIES

I love to incorporate biographies into lessons! It seems that no matter what unit the students are studying, there’s a great biography to go with it. Why is it so important to teach biographies? you might ask. For one thing, it teaches a little something about the history of a subject, but more importantly, biographies […]

USING YESTERDAY’S ALPHABET BOOKS TO TEACH CHANGE OVER TIME

USING YESTERDAY’S ALPHABET BOOKS TO TEACH CHANGE OVER TIME KEEP EM THINKING YESTERDAY'S ALPHABET

I love teaching with children’s picture books and sophisticated alphabet books are one of my favorites to use.  If you haven’t seen the picture book Tomorrow’s Alphabet by George Shannon, you simply must get it.   The first page starts out with A is for seed….. tomorrow’s apple, and follows that pattern throughout the book.  […]