he manual contains two broad categories of activities, which engage elementary teachers in a variety of learning experiences and encourage them to reflect on what they learn in the field. In the 'School activities' focus on observing and gathering information about the school and its resources, and observing and interviewing teachers, parents, and children. 'Helping Children Learn activities' focus on working with children through games, technology activities, and mini-lessons. The great flexibility of the activities also meets the unique needs of students teaching elementary mathematics. The range of activities allows the instructor to select the ones that are appropriate for the student teachers' situations. For instance, some activities in the book are targeted for broad use in grades K-8, but others are targeted to narrower grade bands (K-2, 3-5, 6-8). Whatever the choice, the activities are designed to be easily adapted and used with a broader range of children.