Sunday, April 14, 2013

Math Mentor Text...Linking Up With the Collaboration Cuties

Howdy!  Today I'm linking up with Amanda and Stacia over at Collaboration Cuties as they focus on math mentor texts.  How fun is that?

If you have a favorite book that you love sharing with your students, why not head on over and link up?

One of my personal faves is Rod Clement's Counting on Frank.

I absolutely adore EVERYTHING about this book!  Frank, the slobbery and wonderful dog in the story is just is every illustration...FUN!

It's the content that is so amusing.  "My dad says if you've got a brain, then use it!"

Counting on Frank is full of great thought-provoking ponderings about a vast array of subject matter:  jelly beans, ball point pens, and dinnertime woes.  Kids will love the endless problem solving possibilities!

I enjoy dinner, not because of the delicious chops Mom cooks EVERY night or the thrilling conversation.

It's the peas.

If I had accidentally knocked fifteen peas off my plate every night for the last eight years, they would now be level with the table top.  

Maybe then Mom would understand that her son does not like peas.

I use Counting on Frank with my students to introduce daily problem solving activities.

If you've never checked out Counting on've got to today!  Every minute that you spend away from this book equals lost time in mesmerizing your students!

Have fun and read on!



  1. I have not heard of this book! Thank you for linking it up! It sounds like a great way to introduce problem solving!!

    Thank you! I love learning about new books, especially in math!
    Collaboration Cuties

    1. Thanks for putting this linky out there Amanda! I'm looking forward to linking up when I can!

  2. I found your blog from the linky party. This is a new book to me. I look forward to checking it out! I'm a new follower. I love finding fellow 4th grade blogs!
    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

    1. Bethany...Thanks for checking out my blog and thanks so much for following this! I can't wait to head on over to your blog and check it out! I'm with you...fourth grade blogs are so much for and connecting with other teachers who love "fourthies" is a blast!

  3. This book sounds precious! I'm excited to check it out... I love that line... "If I have a brain then I should use it!" We talk about using and growing our brain ALL the time... so my kiddos would love that!

    Closing the Gap... in a Cute Outfit!