The Stenhouse Blog

What Folks Are Saying About . . . Layers of Learning

Posted by admin on Dec 4, 2020 11:31:09 AM

What if we viewed every read aloud as an invitation to learn more about literacy and ourselves?

Kwame Alexander wrote, “If JoEllen McCarthy were a chef, then Layers of Learning would be her cookbook. These carefully selected recipes for read-alouds are inventive and engaging.” This friendly, hands-on book today is full of over 200 picture-book suggestions and practical strategies for incorporating social-emotional learning into your instruction using those books you read aloud every day. “Come on in her kitchen, the results are delicious.”

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Topics: Literacy, Reading, SEL, Social Emotional Learning

What Folks Are Saying About . . . Joyful Math

Posted by admin on Oct 30, 2020 7:29:46 AM

In Deanna Pecaski McLennan’s kindergarten classroom, math isn’t limited to a specific block of time. It’s built into the environment and inseparable from everything her young students do.

All of the math in author Deanna Pecaski McLennan's instruction is infused with a sense of exploration, wonder, and joy. And in her new book, Joyful Math,  she shows us how to do the same by creating invitations for young children to engage with math ideas through art, literacy, and outdoor play. She focuses on building spaces in early childhood classrooms where children see themselves as mathematical thinkers with valuable ideas from the very start. 

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Topics: Math, #StenhouseMath, SEL