Ten for Me

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Ten for Me
Two friends take off on a butterfly hunt, only to find themselves tangled in a mathematics net! Written in rhyme, award-winning author Barbara Mariconda takes you along as the narrator, Rose, and her friend Ed race to see who can catch the most butterflies on this addition adventure. “How many in all? Let’s add them again!" shout the butterfly hunters. Who will win? Ten for Me makes math fun, easy, and entertaining, while adding a touch of the natural world into cross-curricular education.

This fictional story with rhyming text includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 44-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Ten for Me is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension. Tap animals and other things that make noise to hear their sounds.

Written by Barbara Mariconda, Illustrated by Sherry Rogers
32 pg, 10 x 8.5, Ages 4-8, Grades PK-3, Lexile: AD 460, AR: 2.7, F&P: K
Hardcover 9781607180746 $16.95  
Paperback 9781607180852 $10.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781628554168 $11.95  
EBook 9781607183105 Purchase Here
Spanish EBook 9781628551419 Purchase Here
Keywords:   rhyme, behavioral adaptation, math, counting, tens make friends, adding, number patterns, butterfly life cycle, plant-animal interaction, ordinal numbers, numbers & patterns, butterfly body parts, butterfly life cycle , compare/contrast
Animals in the book:   butterfly, butterflies, monarch butterfly, fiery skipper butterfly, question mark butterfly, red-spotted purple butterfly, black swallowtail butterfly, pig
Vetters:   Thanks to Mary Santilli, Presidential Award Recipient for Elementary Mathematics (CT 1991) for verifying the accuracy of the math information in this book. And thanks to all the butterfly experts who provided guidance and their expertise: Karen Oberhauser, Project Manager of Monarchs in the Classroom; Kelly C. Lotts, USGS National Biological Information Infrastructure, Big Sky Institute; and to many members of North American Butterfly Association (NABA) chapters.
Arithmetic Simulations
PhET Interactive Simulations, University of Colorado Boulder, https://phet.colorado.edu



An essential purchase for elementary teachers and libraries looking for cross-curricular books. - Kirkus Reviews

Some of the most powerful moments in teaching small children occur when learning happens as a natural extension of having fun. For that reason, Barbara Mariconda's Ten for Me is a wonderful find. - San Francisco Book Review

For a fun way to learn addition and lots of fascinating butterfly facts, read "Ten For Me" with you elementary school-age child. - Midwest Book Review

Author/Illustrator Info:

Barbara Mariconda (Ten for Me and Sort it Out!) is one of those people who has done it all! An educator (K-6), a mentor teacher, an adjunct professor of Children's Literature and Process Writing, Barbara has also written a wide variety of musicals, songs, and books. She has worked with Children's Television Workshop and Cherry Lane music on the creative staff of the Sesame Street Music Magazine. In addition to writing workbooks and beginning readers, her middle grade novel, Turn the Cup Around, was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award for best children's mystery. She has also published numerous professional books for teachers, frequently speaks on the topic of writing for and with children, and provides professional development for teachers at seminars across the country. She is a partner in the educational seminar/consulting firm, Empowering Writers, LLC., and is a member of SCBWI. Visit Barbara's Website >.

Sherry Rogers spent twelve years as a corporate graphic designer and artist before "leaving it all behind" for the freelance world of illustrating children's books. Through illustrating The First Fire, Sherry remembers her own ancestor, Na Ni, a Cherokee woman from the mountains of North Carolina. Some of Sherry's other Arbordale titles include The Penguin Lady, Ten for Me, Hey Diddle Diddle, Newton and Me, Moose and Magpie, Paws, Claws, Hands & Feet, and The Deductive Detective; as well as her award-winning titles: Sort It Out!, Kersplatypus, Burro's Tortillas, and If You Were a Parrot. Sherry lives in Northern California with her family and their pets. Visit her website at sherry-rogers.com.


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