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
  • Good Read-Aloud
  • 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.

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