Book Study Mondays

Written by Donna Boucher

Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.
Book Study Mondays How Children Learn

Are you ready to put some new math knowledge in your brain?  I’m going to get a jump on my summer reading and, I invite you to join me for Book Study Mondays.  If you’d like to participate, pick up a copy of Kathy Richardson’s new book, How Children Learn Number Concepts.  Each week, we’ll read a chapter, and I will blog about what we read.  You can participate by posting a comment, or simply use the links below to binge on the whole series!  I hope you’ll join me!!


  1. Amy B

    I am hoping to join the book study too!!!!!

  2. Anonymous

    I’ll definately join, MATH is my greatest phobia as a teacher perhaps this is just what I needed.
    -Tamesah T

  3. Colleen


    This is just what I need as next year math will be more of my focus. If I can find a copy, I am in!


    • Donna Boucher

      Glad to hear it, Colleen! You can click on the link in the post and order a copy, if you want to do it that way.

  4. Kinderkay

    As a kindergarten teacher, this is something that I need! I plan to read it after school is out and hopefully I can gain some insight into the brains of my little kinders! Thank you for the recommendation!

    Also, thanks for highlighting my Special K flower projects this week on your blog! I am so glad that I could provide something that you found valuable!

    Blessings, Cindy

  5. Amy

    Just order my book. I can’t for it to arrive. This sounds so excited. I am looking forward to seeing how this works. I shared this with the teachers at my school through an email.I hope some will join in.

    • Donna Boucher

      I’m looking forward to seeing how this works, too! Ha ha. Thanks for spreading the word.

  6. Sara Kovach

    Awesome!!! Just ordered the book. Look forward to joining in.

  7. Janaye

    Exciting! Going to go order my book now! 🙂

  8. WendyMcB

    A kindergarten teacher and I are joining the book study. We’ve been searching for something like this. Neither of us has a blog. Do we just come back to this blog to join in?

    • Donna Boucher

      Glad to hear you’re joining in! Yes, I will post my reflections on Chapter 1 Monday night. I’ll have a linky set up, so people with blogs can post and link up, if they like. Everyone is welcome to add their thoughts by commenting on the post.

  9. lcooney

    Just got my book while I was out of town. Read the first three chapters! Can’t wait to read you all’s comments on Mon. We are beginning a new focus on math next year too. I have discovered that I have moved to quickly through some concepts that I thought were so easy, but after reading and then looking back, they did not understand them as well as I thought.Love the book, thanks for motivating me to read it!

  10. lcooney

    I just received my copy as I arrived back from out of town. I have just read the first three chapters! Love the book. Our school is going to focus on math more next year too. Really makes me think I need to slow down! I am anxious to try out some of your games and other things from your tpt. Thanks for motivating me to read the book. Am looking forward to reading others comments on chapter 3.

    • Donna Boucher

      Yes, I think that’s been a big take-away for me–it all takes more time to develop than we might have thought. And, of course, all kids develop at a different pace. That’s why I love the phases. You can really pinpoint and zero in on each student’s needs.


  11. Anonymous

    Hi Donna,
    Thank you for leading this book study. What a great resource this book and blog have been! I am an interventionist in my school for literacy and math. This book has helped validate and take it all a step further. Our math coach and I have been in deep discussions all year and this book is adding to the dialogue. Love it! I am looking forward to the conversations next year with classroom teachers.
    Thanks again!



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