So even though I have an endless list, I'm just going to start with the books I've read in the past couple weeks. I'm teaching measurement right now - a unit that I both love and hate. I love it because it's such a hands on unit, and the kiddos get to be up moving around, hunting things down to measure. I hate it because I don't think we have enough time to really dig into the chapter, and because our chapter incorporates all types of measurement - in both the metric system and Imperial measurement. As it is, my littles have a hard time remembering whether you measure the length of a table in inches, pounds, or Fahrenheit degrees... then we throw in centimeters, kilos, and Celsius? Sheesh - it's a lot of information! Then add in that measurement always seems to come during our week of standardized testing - it's crazy! So I try to add in a lot of read alouds to give them a brain break and also incorporate a little learning. So here are the most recent books I've read...
Although a little silly, my kids love shouting out the problem to the apprentice!
This is a fun one at our listening center. I have a good project we do afterwards too!
I have multiple copies of this book (thank you book fair!). I have them buddy read.
We read this one today. The kids loved comparing it to their own pets at home. I even had one little one shout out, "Hey I'm going to try measuring Cooper!" (Hopefully Cooper is a pet and not a baby brother?!?)
That's all I'm going to share for now, but let me know what you think! Now that I know about this Linky, I can be more prepared next week!