Weekly Reader Connections

Teacher Guide: Lesson 13.9

The Weekly Reader Connections feature on Kids' Place Houghton Mifflin Math provides children with additional practice with the skills taught in the Curriculum Connection feature in their student books.

The “Rice and Ice?” activity tells children about the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo. You may wish to introduce the activity by displaying a world map and having the children find Mexico. The holiday is celebrated in Mexico and in many American cities every year on May 5.

Before having children attempt to answer the questions, review the May calendar shown. Have children identify the dates of the first and last days of the month. Be sure that they understand how to read the dates of, for example, all the Sundays in the month.


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