Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale (Anniversary Edition)

Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale (Anniversary Edition)

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ISBN: 9780399252969
Grades: PK-3

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When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he does not even imagine that one by one, woodland animals will find it and crawl in. First a mole climbs in, then a badger, and then many other animals, each one larger than the last. How many animals will fit inside the mitten? This charming picture book has a folk art quality and is full of visual details faithful to the Ukrainian tradition from which the story comes. Adapted and illustrated by Jan Brett. 11 1/4" x 9 1/4", 30 pgs, hc. ~ Lisa

Category Description for UNIT STUDIES:

What is a "unit study"? Briefly, it's a thematic or topical approach to teaching as opposed to the traditional by-subject approach. Rather than teach each subject separately, a unit study attempts to integrate many or all subject areas into a unified study - usually centered around a particular subject or event. Obviously History (the study of events) and Science (the study of "things") are well-suited to unit studies, and usually form the "core" around which other subjects are integrated. Subjects like Bible, Geography, Government, English (writing), and Reading/Literature, Music, Home Economics, Life Skills, and Art, are usually easy to integrate around a core topics. Remaining subjects (Math, Phonics, Grammar, Spelling) can be integrated to some extent via related activities. Each, however, has its own "system" (progression of skills, mastery of "rules") which must be followed to some degree. Since one of the additional advantages of a unit study curriculum is the ability to use it with students of varying ages and skill levels, these subjects are generally taught apart from the core curriculum. This may be as simple as assigning pages in a grammar or spelling book, or using a separate "program" for Phonics and Math. Unit studies also tend to be more activity-oriented than the traditional approach, a real boon to kinesthetic learners. Advocates of the unit study approach site studies showing that children learn best when learning is unified rather than fragmented and when learning is more participatory than passive.




Category Description for Let's Read Math! Funbooks:

Oh how I wish these books had been available when my children were younger! Every summer we would join our local library reading program, and although most of the time allowed my children to select their own reading materials, I often would slip in an educational book just to keep their minds focused. Frequently, these books would be math-oriented since I really wanted to keep their math skills sharp. Using children's books to teach math skills has always been fun for my family, and these books would have served to bring more fun to our math practice.

The vision of the author of this series was simply to allow books to lead the way from Storyland to Mathland, allowing our children to learn at a young age that math can and should be fun! With this vision, she created each Funbook to correspond to sixteen children's books. These books are easily found in libraries, however, they may also be purchased inexpensively (see resource list for each book below).

Each Funbook contains black and white activity pages, brightly colored cardstock manipulatives, and an extended reading list. Funbook A contains teacher's notes for each of the children's book read, activity page answers, and stickers to complete some of the activities. A few activities will also require other items that are easily found around your home such as coins and dice. Teacher Guides are available separately for Funbook 1 and 2. The Teacher Guides provide ideas to use the Let's Read Math Funbooks in a variety of settings, a summary of each book to be read, instructions for each student page, reduced student pages with answers, and a suggested book list using the same math themes as found in the primary sixteen books. Although it is possible to use these Funbooks without the Teacher Guides, the additional support materials found in them are worth the investment to organize and instruct you on using the Funbooks most effectively.

So, what math topics are covered? Each book covers a large variety of math themes and incorporates practical math (money, seasons, time), geometry, classifying, and algebraic formulas. According to the author, Funbook 1 and Funbook 2 are non-sequential and can be completed in either order. This series is loosely linked to state standards but would not independently meet state standards. Please note: Funbook A copyright grants permission for copies to be made for students in a classroom or out of a school setting. The rest of the series is not reproducible. Pb. ~ Deanne




Category Description for Mitten:

When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he does not even imagine that one by one, woodland animals will find it and crawl in. First a mole climbs in, then a badger, and then many other animals, each one larger than the last. How many animals will fit inside the mitten? This charming picture book has a folk art quality and is full of visual details faithful to the Ukrainian tradition from which the story comes. Adapted and illustrated by Jan Brett. Also available in a smaller format (6" x 5"), durable board book. ~ Lisa




Primary Subject
Library Builders
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
3
ISBN
9780399252969
Author
Jan Brett
Format
Hardcover
Brand Name
G. P. Putnam's Sons
Weight
0.85 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.5" x 10.5" x 0.38"
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