We all know that some children don't like learning math. But, what if your teacher brought a dog to school? What do you think the dog would do? Well, when WINSTON comes to school, he wonders about everything he sees. It just so happens that everything he wonders about, teaches him about capacity (volume). "I wonder if the fish aquarium holds a gallon of water. I wonder how much water is in my water bowl." Accompany Winston on his journey through the school day, as he makes sense out of the math topic of capacity (volume).
Some math topics can be difficult for children to learn. Whether introducing capacity (volume) for the first time, or reinforcing skills taught at school, this book presents the concept of capacity (volume) in a humorous and light-hearted way. Winston Wonders is a great springboard for discussion with children about capacity (volume). The colorful and playful illustrations by Machelle Klaus add to the enrichment of the story. Included is a glossary that will help with the discussion of math terms used in the story.
Dee Jones was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and received a B.S. from Kansas State University. She has been an elementary classroom teacher, as well as math and reading coach, gifted and talented teacher, and writing instructor. Winston Wonders about Capacity, Ms. Jones' first book for children, grew out of a combination of longtime loves. "As an elementary school teacher, I saw a need for interesting ways for children to learn not-so interesting math concepts." A passionate advocate of Differentiated Instruction, Ms. Jones taps into her students' learning styles to make acquiring new information meaningful to them, as well as to motivate them to love learning new things. She also uses the special bond between children and dogs to present motivating instruction in all subjects. The main character, Winston, actually accompanies Ms. Jones to the classroom.
Ms. Jones lives in Southwest Kansas with her husband and two dogs. She has two adult children who are her constant inspiration. Ms. Jones believes that all children have the ability to learn, especially if instruction is meaningful to them, taps into their emotions, and addresses their learning styles.