I mentioned before that I am trying to purchase books this year that have a “maths” component to them. As I will be teaching a unit on Time when we return to school after Easter I have been exploring some possible literature tie-ins.
Here are those that I already own and use:
Jasper’s Beanstalk is a fantastic book. It integrated the days of the week and the process of growing a plant from seed. It’s good for literacy, maths and SESE. This book will sure work hard in your classroom/home!
It costs €6.89 from book depository.com. Click here for a link.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is an absolute classic. I am sure most if not all of you own this beauty!
Here is a free sheet that includes all of the images that you need to re-tell or sequence The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Enlarge it to A3 and you really have something to work with.
These are on my wish list 😉
Cookie’s Week by Cindy Ward and Tomie dePoala is a sweet story about a cat, Cookie, who gets up to antics every day of the week!
“On Monday, Cookie (the cat) fell in the toilet.” So what happens? Follow the Cookie’s escapades throughout the whole week to find out!
It costs €4.19. Click here to purchase.
Here is another Eric Carle classic. I can’t believe that I don’t already own it! It would make a fantastic book for Teaching Practice. I even discovered a song to accompany it!
“String beans, spaghetti, ZOOOOP, roast beef, fresh fish, chicken and ice cream are the delicious fare during the week in this popular children’s song. Until Sunday. Then, all the world’s children are invited to come together and share in the meal”
Here is a little video so that you can hear the “Today is Monday”. I have to admit that I didn’t know there was such a thing! Am I losing touch?! Did you know about it?
Here are the actions:
If you want to purchase the song in iTunes here is the link
It’sAbout Time is from the MathStart series of books. I absolutely want all of the MathsStart Level 1 books for my classroom. They look amazing and are really well prices.
‘It’s About Time. . .. . . to wake up.. . . to learn, to play, to read.. . . to cuddle up in the blankets and to dream.A twenty-four — hour day is full of great things to do!’
It’s About Time costs€4.47. Click here for a link
Can you recommend any other books or resources? Please leave a comment if you do!