Saturday, May 8, 2010

What My Child is Reading - May 8, 2010




We're still working our way, slowly, through our books with recipes at the back, but this week we also read a few "math" books.

Rabbit and Hare Divide an Apple by Harriet Ziefert, is a level 1 Easy-To-Read story, about the importance of dividing evenly to make fractions (though the word fraction is never mentioned in the book). The math concepts, the story, and the illustrations by Emily Bolam, are all simply done, but still quite clever, and cute.


Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream by Cindy Neuschwander is part of the Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Book series. The younger children liked this book well enough, but I was kind of disappointed. It talks a lot about multiplication being a fast way to count, without ever really explaining how. There are some math activities at the back to help with the concept a little, but the children weren't interested in those at all.


The big hit of our week was Superhero School, by Aaron Reynolds. Reynolds does an excellent job of explaining how multiplication, division, and fractions can be used in real life, or real life if you were a superhero, anyway.


What did your children read this week? Any favorites, or flops? Share them with the rest of us at the weekly What My Child Is Reading blog hop hosted by Natalie at Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns, or mention your favorites in the comments below, if you don't have a blog. We're always looking for good books to read.

It great to be a homeschooler.

7 comments:

Debbie said...

I am going to make note of the first two books when we start looking at Math a little closer.

Julie said...

I think I'm going to look for that first one. Do you think Superhero School is too much for a 6 year old?

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Julie, Even my three year old liked Superhero School, even though she didn't "get" the math, she did understand, that they were using it to save the day.

Janna said...

I love it! Your home looks like so much fun!

Ticia said...

Okay, I am totally going to find Superhero School, it'd be a HUGE hit here.

Fairion said...

The Rabbit and Hare book looks great. I have requested it from our library. Thanks for sharing

Raising a Happy Child said...

The first and the last on your list look great. They definitely go on my "to read" list. Thanks for joining WMCIR and excellent recommendations.