Thursday, September 15, 2011

What My Child Is Reading September 15

The Very Hungry Caterpillar One day a caterpillar pops out of an egg and is so hungry he eats his way through one apple, two pears, three plums etc. until he gets big and fat. After the caterpillar has grown from eating so much he builds a cocoon and emerges a beautiful butterfly. This is a great little book that teaches the life cycle of a caterpillar.

The Monster Who Did My Math A young boy is dreading to do his math homework, when a monster appears and offers to do the homework for a price. The boy accepts the deal, signs a contract and opts to pay later. The young boy is happy with the arrangement when he gets an A+ on his homework the next day. One day the teacher calls the boy to the blackboard to complete a math problem in front of the class. The boy now realizes the downside of not doing his own homework. He is unable to complete the problem because he has not learned anything. In order to escape the contract he must use his math skills to find the $64 payoff. While on the hunt for the money, he owes the monster, the boy learns that problem solving is fun.

The Magic School Bus In The Haunted Mansion The class is going to perform a concert at the sound museum but the magic school bus breaks down in front of a haunted house. The students hear lots of strange sounds coming from the house. When they enter, sounds are coming from everywhere, even from inside of books.  Once inside, the children learn that the haunted house is really the sound museum.  They learn all about sound during their visit.

Mummies Made In Egypt This is a Reading Rainbow Book. It describes the techniques and reasons for mummification in ancient Egypt. This book was chosen to go with our Egypt study. Travel to Egypt with Alexis, we have our itinerary listed at Alexis World Traveler.

This week I'm linking up to Read Aloud Thursday and What My Child Is Reading.


  1. Nice to meet you! I sent you an email before discovering that your child has high maybe nix my email comment about short attention spans ;) I adore the The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We even did a mini-book craft based on the book awhile ago. The mummy book sounds intriguing - I'll have to add to my book list since we already covered ancient Egypt but will cover it again. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sounds like some great reads! I am stuck on an apple theme and just can't seem to pry myself away from anything non-apple or farm related. I think I am missing the crispness of fall. This 90+ heat is just not fall enough for me!

  3. Great books - we love the Magic School Bus - so much to learn from that series!


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