Honoring All Who Serve(d)

With the presidential election tomorrow and Veterans Day fast approaching, I have decided to share some of my favorite patriotic alphabetic books. These can provide unique opportunities to help your students learn more about the United States as well as focus their attention on those who have and currently do serve our country.

Maybe your students will be inspired to create their own ABC book – a fun way for learners of all ages to dive in and learn more about topics that interest them.

A is for America: An American Alphabet, by Devin Scillian

America: A Patriotic Primer, by Lynne Cheney

A is for America, by Tanya Lee Stone

H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet, by Devin Scillian

additional resources:

Honoring those who serve(d)

Veterans Day: Remembering Our War Heroes, by Elaine Landau


H Is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet, by Devin Scillian

The Wall, by Eve Bunting


For more information about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, visit the History Channel’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Infographic.


And to learn more about the history of Veterans Day, read my post here.


Thank you to those who have served our country!

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe…

With all the busyness of work lately, I’ve had trouble coming up with a topic to focus on this month… until I received the Stenhouse Publishers catalog in the mail today and saw this:

So, in honor of the shortest month of the year, I have decided to share some of my favorite math related books for the month of February.

Math lessons often include time for students to interact with manipulatives and practice the concepts covered. Incorporating other types of visual literacy into this content area can also help expand students’ understanding and add an element of fun.

Here’s to 28 amazing picture books  on the topic of math:

1. Math in the Bath (and other fun places, too!) by Sara Atherly

2. Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh

3. Pizza Counting by Christina Dobson, with some delicious illustrations by Matthew Holmes

4. How Tall, How Short, How Far Away by David Adler

5. One Nation: America by the Numbers by Devin Scillian

6. Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni

7. Monster Math by Anne Miranda

8. 100 Hungry Ants by Elinor J Pinczes

9. The M&M’s Brand Counting Book by Barbara Barbieri McGrath

10. The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins

11. Each Orange Had 8 Slices: A Counting Book by Paul Giganti, Jr.


to be continued . . .