Earth Day is on the way, and Ryan, Luke, and Carly have a plan. If they manage to collect and recycle 5,000 aluminum cans, they can make enough money to buy some beautiful flowers for nearby Gilroy Park.
CAN they do it?
Counting the cans gives Ryan, Luke, and Carly along with readers a lesson in place value. And facts about recycling throughout the story will help readers understand how important it is to take care of the earth.
|Series:||MathStart 3 Series|
|Edition description:||Level 3, Age 7+|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.00(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Stuart J. Murphy is a visual learning specialist. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has a strong background in design and art direction. He also has extensive experience in the world of educational publishing. Drawing on all these talents, Stuart J. Murphy brings a unique perspective to the MathStart series. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math.
Stuart J. Murphy and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This timely tale was written as part of a Math series to teach place value, but it can also serve as an excellent way to integrate character and math. In the story, members of a school's Save-the-Planet Club meet to clean up for the upcoming Earth Day celebration. Instead of putting cans in the trash, they decide to recycle them and try to earn money to buy flowers for a local park. Their goal is to collect 5,000 cans. The club pools its resources by sacrificing recess time to count and sort cans and by taking after-school field trips to search for cans. They expand their efforts by recruiting other kids, handing out flyers, and carrying bags for people's cans in nearby neighborhoods. But CAN they do it? Eventually even Luke, the pessimistic friend whose can always seems to be half empty, realizes that with cooperation, hard work, perseverance, and a can-do attitude, they just might meet their goal and plant those flowers. Earth Day - Hooray! is a powerful springboard for a brainstorming classroom session on what other items students can recycle and why the 3 Rs (reduce, reuse, and recycle) are so critical - not only on Earth Day but every day. The book may even plant a seed for someone to start a Save-the-Planet Club or a Green Team on your campus.