Tuesday, September 30, 2014
STEM and Libraries
Much has been written about STEM and the classroom and STEM and the library, but I want to share a gem that I accidentally ran across yesterday. Oh my goodness. It's a perfect book for the elementary librarian in October/November. If it's not in the library right how, you should order it on speed delivery. Why is it so good?
Elementary level, preK-3
Seasonal, but not Halloween or Thanksgiving specific
STEM-appropriate, without shouting STEM
Skills: Estimation/Prediction, Counting by 2, 5, 10s, Working with Cooperative Groups
Makes a great science experiment or survey question from which statistics or math problems could be generated
Easy to align with Science and/or Math TEKS for each grade level
It's a RIF book with an accompanying webpage. http://bit.ly/1Bz5odl
If you read my previous post, you'll understand that I think this book would make a fantastic library lesson and so easy to align with TEKS objectives. While librarians for young children like to read seasonal books, this one would be perfect for all the reasons listed above. You might not want to teach or reinforce TEKS objectives, but look how easily it can be done. Easy peasy.