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Sizing Up Winter

Elementary

Description

Sizing Up Winter is the third book in the Math and Nature series. The story introduces the concepts of time and measurement through interactive problem solving scenarios, while educating students about the natural world. Nature comes alive through the plants, animals, and natural phenomena associated with winter.  The author provides a “Nature Notes” section at the end of the book highlighting the animals and habitats featured throughout the text, including the snowy owl, northerncardinals, black-capped chickadees, and river otters.

An accompanying teacher's guide with notes and activities can be downloaded here for free.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

Appropriate as a read aloud for kindergarten to grade three, this storybook provides ample opportunity to introduce cross-curricular concepts in math, science, art and english language arts.

OwlKids Books provides excellent lesson plans to enhance the learning.

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    • Appreciating the Natural World