Adventures in First Grade

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Picture Book Linky Party #2

I am so excited for the second installment of First Grade and Fabulous' picture book linky party!  Last week I pinned so many that I thought my board was going to explode! 

The theme for this week is math!

I love to use picture books to introduce math concepts.  The first one that I would like to share is Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday.

I really love this book.  Alexander's grandmother gives him some money.  He spends some, loses some, and my students really get into it.  I always start with the amount of money he gets and then subtract what he spends.  I hear lots of "uh-oh"s and "I bet he won't have any left!"  A lot of times they will say that Alexander is wasting his money.

When we adopted our new math series (EnVision), we also received several math books written by Stuart J. Murphy.  Here are some of my faves:

Head on over and link up!  I can't wait to get some new math titles!

Happy Sunday!


  1. I know what you mean about pinning so many great books - our bank balance is taking a hit!
    Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

  2. Love Stuart J Murphy's math books they are great. I totally forgot about them!

    Great list of books!

  3. How could I forget about Alexander? I totally left him off my list. These other books are actually all new to me, I'll have to check them out!

    <a href=">Love to Learn</a>

  4. OHH I need to check into A Fair Bear Share--sounds cute!! (There goes my little trip to Amazon again!) :) Thanks for linking up!! :)

    First Grade and Fabulous