Up-cycling at its finest! The traditional, beloved song Over in the Meadow by Olive Wadsworth (1800's) set to various habitats around the globe.
Counting books set in different habitats and biomes: the desert southwest, the ocean, the arctic, and a garden ecosystem.
These counting books are patterned after the traditional song, "Over in the Meadow". Each full-color, lush illustration by Kenneth Spengler depicts a hidden number, providing fun with math. A musical score is included in the back of each book, as well as a glossary with facts about the plants and animals featured in each book. STEM / STEAM classroom printable activities and lessons, below.
Over in the Garden by Jennifer Ward, illustrated by Kenneth J. Spengler Over in the garden where the wildflowers grew, Lived a mother ladybug and her little beetles two. "Crawl!" said the mother. "We crawl!" said the two. So they crawled over petals where the sunflower grew.
Interior image from Over in the Garden, copyright Kenneth Spengler
-Scholastic Book Club -Governor's First Grade Book Pick for New Jersey
Somewhere in the Ocean by Jennifer Ward, et al. illustrated by Kenneth J. Spengler Somewhere in the ocean where the water shimmered late, Lived a mother sea turtle and her baby turtles eight. "Paddle" said the mother. "We paddle!" said the eight. So they paddled in the moonlight where the water shimmered late.
Interior image from Somewhere in the Ocean, copyright Kenneth Spengler - Parents' Choice Award Winner
Way Out in the Desert by Jennifer Ward, et al. illustrated by Kenneth J. Spengler Way out in the desert by the palo verde tree, Lived a mother javelina and her little piggies three. "Snooze!" said the mother. "We snooze!" said the three. Cause they rooted all night by the palo verde tree.
Image copyright Kenneth Spengler from "Way Out in the Desert" by Jennifer Ward, et al.
Way Up in the Arcticby Jennifer Ward, illustrated by Kenneth J. Spengler Way up in the Arctic near the chilly waters blue, Lived a mother polar bear and her little cubs two. "Nap!" said the mother. "We nap!" said the two. So they napped and they dozed by the chilly waters blue.
Image copyright Kenneth Spengler from "Way Up in the Arctic" by Jennifer Ward