Booktalk: O’Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi” retold for kids as a Christmas and Hanukkah story…
Hanukkah was almost here and Stella wanted to give Boris something special. She shook her savings bank upside down. Only a few coins fell out. How could she give Boris something special if she only had a few coins?
She looked around her little apartment. All she had of value was a pine tree from her family’s farm in Italy. Her papa had given it to her when it was a seedling. It reminded Stella of her home and family during Christmas.
Booktalk: Math is everywhere in the kitchen! See what’s cooking inside this book—and how we need math to finish the job! You’ll need your math smarts to help measure ingredients, calculate cooking times, add and subtract fractions, double and halve recipes, convert cups to ounces and back again, and more.
Snippet: Aunt Megan says that the roast’s size affects the cooking time. Overcooking meat makes it tough. Undercooking it can make people sick.
Tony studies the label. The roast weighs 5 pounds [2.3 kilograms]. The directions say to preheat the oven to 325F [163 C]. The beef needs to cook for 23-25 minutes per pound.
Tony and Aunt Megan need to figure our how long the beef should roast.