Sunday, May 12, 2013

Emily's First 100 Days of School: A Mentor Text for Math and a Class Book FREEBIE

It's time once again for Collaboration Cuties' Mentor Text Link Up.  This week's topic is math.  One book with a math theme that I really like using is Rosemary Wells' Emily's First 100 Days of School.  This book has 100 different entries by bunny rabbit Emily about events at her school and in her life.

This book is longer than your average counting book.  I usually start reading it at the beginning of the year and continue on until the 100th day.  The illustrations are very cute.  It also provides a great jumping off point for an on-going class book project.
I've created a free class book printable that you can have to use with your class by clicking on the picture below. 
The clip art is from KPM Doodles.
For my class books I really like using three ring notebooks and plastic sleeves.  That way at the end of the year I can disassemble the books and easily send pages home with each student.  I used to use the binder at school and the pages would always start ripping out when the kids would handle the books too much.  For me, the notebook with the plastic sleeves is the way to go.  If you have any questions, please contact me.
So here's what you need to know:
Be sure to read some of the other recommended math texts links at Collaboration Cuties.  

Happy Mother's Day!  I hope you had a great day with special people in your life.


  1. How fun! I have not heard of this book! I love that you read it throughout the year on the way to the 100th day! How fun! Thanks for the freebie! That's a great idea!! :O)

    Thanks for linking up!
    Collaboration Cuties

  2. This is super cute! My first graders will love doing something like! Thanks for sharing the book, the freebie and the way you make class books. I like the idea of using binders (I have always just used 3 prong folders. That is nice to be able to pass back the children's work at the end of the year! Thanks again for sharing!

    PS I am your newest follower
    Learning to the Core

  3. I read this book every day for each of the 100 days of school. I love your idea and will definitely be adding it to my read aloud for next year!

  4. We loving using this book! We've done it before by reading one number each day. It is also great as a count-up to the 100th day. We've never thought of doing our own classbook along with it. That is a super idea! It would be so fun for the kiddos to look back on on 100 things we'd done so far in 1st grade! Thanks for sharing the template!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  5. I have this book! I don't use it often, and I love how you made a classbook of your first 100 days in school. Great idea!

    Learning With Mrs. Brinn

  6. Love this book and idea. Thanks!