Sunday, March 9, 2014

Must Read Mentor Text Linky & St. Patty's Day Freebies!

It's Sunday and time for Collaboration Cuties' Must Read Mentor Text Linky.  Today's topic is math, so I thought I'd share a text to use when exploring money.

The Big Buck Adventure

Lately, I have been using some math texts during guided reading in our "read and reflect" station.  The Big Buck Adventure, by Shelly Gill and Debora Tobola, is a Scholastic Storia ebook that I purchased some time ago.  Since my kids have become "money masters" (as I call them) through our explorations with counting money and problem solving, I decided to include this fun text as a choice for independent reading and reflection. 

Synopsis: An excited little girl tells her story of going to the store to spend her buck of allowance. She journeys through the store hearing and seeing all of the wonderful things she could buy with her dollar. Soon her excitement turns to indecision and she becomes quite overwhelmed with the task of spending her dollar. In the end, she decides to save her dollar.  When her dad asks her if she had any luck--her response is, "I have to laugh as I pocket my buck."

Thanks to Amanda and Stacia from Collaboration Cuties for the opportunity to link up! Fly on over to learn about more math mentor texts...

St. Patty's Day Freebies

Here are a couple of St. Patty's Day freebies for you to enjoy. Just click on each picture to download in my TpT stores.

Have a wonderful week!


  1. This book looks really cute! I have not heard of it! My son calls money "bucks" so I think this is so cute! I love the response sheet too! Thanks so much for linking up!

  2. Sarah: I really enjoy your blog. I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. :)
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