Best Book I Have Not Read

Writing, Reading, Teaching, Life, Attempting to Balance it All

bees, snails, & peacock tails by betsy franco & steve jenkins October 24, 2008

Filed under: books,Everyday Math,KidLit,kidlitosphere,picture books,read alouds — bestbookihavenotread @ 1:23 am
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I’ve really liked all the Steve Jenkins books that I have read and this is no exception. The artwork alone was enough to get me to purchase the book, and the narrative is just as strong. 

Our school uses the Everyday Math program and I was immediately struck by how both the first grade teachers and the sixth grade teachers could use the book to tie into patterns.

bees, snails, & peacock tails: patterns & shapes…naturally is a great new must-have to any library or classroom.

 

“Study a beehive

and you will see

the mathematical genius of the bee.

The hexagons

you’ll find inside

fit side

by side

by side

by side.

This math is passed

mysteriously

from worker bee to worker bee!”

 

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