STEM Friday

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Books

1 Cookie, 2 Chairs, 3 Pears

1 Cookie, 2 Chairs, 3 Pears: Numbers Everywhere by Jane Brocket. (Lerner, 2014)

This is a simple counting book from one to twenty, that features bright photographs of everyday items.  It’s eye-catching, simple and attractive – showcasing the many ways that each number can be represented,

7  Can you count how many eggs in the bowl?
How many fruits in a row?
How many socks in a box?
That’s right, seven.

The focus here is simple.  There are an infinite amount of ways in which any number may be represented, and numbers may be found everywhere!

For you teachers, here are the reading levels:

Reading Level: 2
Interest Level: PreK-2
Ages: 4-8
Guided Reading: I
Lexile Level: 430

City kids are typically taught the sights and sounds of the farm, just as farm kids are taught the sights and sounds of the city.  A child’s exposure to the world writ large should not be limited by where she lives or what her family can afford. Do expect, however, that some kids will know the familiar refrigerator magnets, fallen leaves and school clock in 1 Cookie, 2 Chairs, 3 Pears, but will not have an immediate connection with embroidered tablecloths, wax oil crayons, fresh cherries, or perfectly decorated confections. Still, it’s a simple, refreshing and visually appealing book. Take a look for yourself.  The publisher offers a “Look Inside
It’s STEM Friday! (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

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