Day Hooray! by Stuart Murphy
illustrated by Renee Andriani
ideas, a peek inside, etc
Earth Day Hooray!
is Murphy's latest MathStart title, this one aimed at teaching place
value and recycling. In the story, an elementary school's
'Save the Planet
Club' wants to earn money to buy flowers for the local park, so
students decide to gather aluminum
cans that they can turn in for coins. If they gather 5,000 cans, they will have enough to money to
buy the flowers, but keeping track of the daily totals proves very
difficult. Finally, when
start sorting the cans in bags of 10, 100, and so on, the task becomes
Andriani's illustrations are both adorable and informative, adding
clarity to the text and the math concepts covered. In their review, Booklist suggests this title for "jazzing up a
routine math lesson or...Earth Day activities."
Teachers Murphy includes a section at the
end of the book with suggested discussion points as well as extension activities for
classroom use. Additionally, we have started a list of ideas and activities to extend the learning when teaching with this book. To see the list, click: Earth Day Hooray!
lessons. And if you know of a related idea, please let us know.
Level: Gr. 1-4 DRA Level: n/a
Reading Level: age 4-8 Lexile Measure:
place value (math)
recycling / environment
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are interior pages from inside this book. The first page is included to
show how this book uses an aluminum can drive to teach place value and
second spread is included here to give you an idea of the
illustration style and amount of text on the pages.
Remember, this book isn't only about math; it's also about
recycling and caring for the environment. The children in this book
provide great examples for childre, demonstrating how a small group of people--even kids--can
make a difference for the planet and in their local neighborhood.