The Door Bell Rang: Math Mentor Text

Happy Sunday friends!

Before I get into the meat of this post, a math mentor text, a little fun news to share. After church this afternoon, the hubby and I headed out to look at a pickup. My husband sold his old one last week (spur of the moment deal), and he has been scouring the web and classifieds for "the one".

Luckily, we found it! This truck even met all of my criteria... a passenger door that shuts easily (the old one would stick often), a crew cab (someday down the road,we will have a need for all 4 doors even more than now, ha!), and a step bar. This pickup met all three requirements, and is now gracing our front driveway :)

I so cannot wait for August 30th and the start of football season and tailgating!

Back to business...

The book that I'm sharing with the ladies of Collaboration Cuties weekly linkup is "The Doorbell Rang".
Don't you just love their new button design?!?!

Synopsis from Amazon:
Ma has made a dozen delicious cookies. It should be plenty for her two children. But then the doorbell rings -- and rings and rings.Each ring of the doorbell brings more friends to share the delicious cookies Ma has made."Refreshing, enjoyable and unpredictable.
I guess I just have cookies and fractions on the brain from two of my latest classroom creations for the upcoming year, but I thought this book would be a great step into fractions. Food is concrete; most kids have had to share or have offered to share a candy bar or cookie, so they understand you can break a cookie in half. This book expands beyond just breaking a cookie into two... and opens the door into some great discussions and start to a fraction unit.

In other news...

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  1. What a great beginning reader, and I agree...great for fractions.
    Comprehension Connection

  2. I love this book and only ever used it for division but I love the idea of using it for fractions!! I haven't used it since being in 4th but now I have a reason to!! :O)

    Thanks for linking up my friend! And congratulations on the pretty, I mean manly, truck!
    Collaboration Cuties

  3. Very nice truck!! I really wish my husband would get one. It's hard to carry home all our "stuff" from Home Depot in his Honda. :)

    I have used this book in the past, but kind of forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  4. Trucks, cookies and fractions! My favorite things:). Nice truck...oh I miss mine, and seriously great book! I need to check that one out for my kids.


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