August 30, 2012

More Math and Science!

This is the last list, but by no means the end of the books we have at the library! Please ask if you want more books for your child!

First, though, we have a couple of pictures from the Math and Science Workshop we did August 21st.

 After reading Jump, Frog, Jump!, each child jumped as far as they could. We used yarn to measure how far each child jumped and then lined up each piece of yarn to talk about the differences in lengths.

You could use yarn, toy cars, crayons or even potatoes to measure things at home. For example, how many cars long is the kitchen table?
This is another simple activity that you could do at home.

We had a bowl of water and various objects from around the house and yard. Each child was given an object and asked to predict whether it would sink or float. After they tested their hypothesis, the children put their object in the water to see what would happen. Then we talked about the results. Do you think the pine cone in the picture would sink or float?

Here are some more books that involve Math and Science. Please read some nonfiction with your children. The schools are starting to adopt the national Common Core standards for their curriculum and one requirement will be that the children be able to read and write much more in the nonfiction, informational text. Becoming familiar with nonfiction books now will greatly help them later! And you don't have to read everything word for word. Stop and talk about what you are reading and the pictures. Make it fun and read what your children are interested in!

Actual Size by Steve Jenkins

Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson

Big Babies, Little Babies by Lorrie Mack

Butterfly by Mary Ling

Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow by Joyce Sidman

The Cloud Book by Tomie de Paola

Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems

An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Aston

I Face the Wind by Vicki Cobb

It Looked Like Spilt Milk

The Journey of a Butterfly by Carolyn Scrace

Living Color by Steve Jenkins

Looking Closely Through the Forest by Frank Serafini

On One Flower : Butterflies, Ticks and a Few More Icks by Anthony D. Fredericks

The Shape Song Swingalong by Stevesongs

Nic Bishop Spiders by Nic Bishop 

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