Seaweed Soup

Seaweed Soup It s slimy It s smelly Its green and it s gooey It s seaweed soup and its Turtle s favorite lunch Turtle has made enough seaweed soup for everyone But it looks awful and smells worse Nobody wants to e

  • Title: Seaweed Soup
  • Author: Stuart J. Murphy
  • ISBN: 9780064467360
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s slimy It s smelly Its green and it s gooey It s seaweed soup and its Turtle s favorite lunch Turtle has made enough seaweed soup for everyone But it looks awful and smells worse Nobody wants to even taste it How can they tell Turtle without hurting his feelings As Turtle serves lunch to his reluctant guests, young readers can learn about matching sets also cIt s slimy It s smelly Its green and it s gooey It s seaweed soup and its Turtle s favorite lunch Turtle has made enough seaweed soup for everyone But it looks awful and smells worse Nobody wants to even taste it How can they tell Turtle without hurting his feelings As Turtle serves lunch to his reluctant guests, young readers can learn about matching sets also called one to one correspondence by keeping track of all the different bowls, cups, spoons, and napkins on the table Lighthearted art and a surprise ending make this a story readers will eat up.

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    1. This is another fun story in the MathStart series by Stuart J. Murphy. We like these books; they incorporate math principles into the story and show how math is fun and necessary for everyday life. This is a fun story about sharing a meal with friends, counting sets of objects, and best of all, trying new food (even if it looks and/or smells awful.) The characters in this story discover that they love the seaweed soup that turtle made and eat it all up! Hooray, I love books that reinforce the co [...]

    2. A classmate brought this book in as part of her Literacy History presentation on her daughters. This book was really cute. It has a similar theme to Green Eggs and Ham: don't knock something until you try it. It also had cool beach animals, discussed being polite, and covered how to set the table. A turtle was the main character, too :)After looking at other people's posts, I realized that this book starts to teach math concepts and is part of a whole series of books which do that. Very cool. I [...]

    3. Turtle has just made his mot favorite lunch! And he even made enough for all of his friends to try some too!! But, when they all see the slimy, green soup no one wants to try it. In trying to not hurt Turtles feelings, they all reluctantly try the seaweed soup. After they all try it, they are amazed at how good the soup is. In this story, children can learn to not be afraid to try new things. Because for all they know, they might actually end up liking it.

    4. The math concept focuses on matching sets and one-to-one correspondence. While reading aloud, I would ask my students: How many things does each friend need? What are the things each friend needs? How many friends come to eat the soup? So, how many sets of things will turtle have to find?At first, I really did not like how the object in each set differed. For example: Turtle could not find a cup for his friend, so he used a seashell instead. I thought that this might be confusing, but then I tho [...]

    5. This book is cute! Turtle's friends think the soup he made looks gross but they agreed to join him for lunch anyway. Each time a friend joins turtle, he goes to get another set of dinning ware. In the end, his friends try the soup and find that's it actually delicious! This is a great book to introduce sets in math and teaching kids to make text-to-self connections because everyone has probably been hesitant to try a food because it looked yucky!

    6. This book involves basic counting and is for younger age children possibly Pre-school aged or Kindergarten. I really think that the story was very well-written. The pictures are also a plus. Good book for a read aloud and to keep in the class library.

    7. The menagerie of "make do" dishes makes me want to join the party. I hope I could be as willing as Turtle's friends regarding the soup itself. What a lovely character Turtle is!

    8. I enjoyed the story very much and I liked how the idea of matching sets was introduced and reinforced throughout the story.

    9. Introduces the concept of matching sets - like the other MathStart books, contains suggested activities at the end for creative play or further learning opportunities about this topic.

    10. The title makes this book sound like it would be gross to read about but it teaches a really great lesson on sharing and trying new things!

    11. As he asks more and more friends to join him for lunch, Turtle must make up sets of dishes to accommodate them. hcplFocus: Sets

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