Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Literacy Thursday: Odd Numbers

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This evening I introduced Cavett to the odd numbers through the use of "One Odd Day," by Doris Fisher and Dani Sneed. It's a story of one kid's literal "odd" day. Through the use of rhyme the boy discovers only odd numbers on his clock, that his dog now has 5 legs, and he has 7 bananas for lunch among other things. By the end of the story, he hopes that when he goes to bed all will be back to normal tomorrow, but alas, it is an even day! You can guess where that goes.

I'm not sure Cavett quite grasped it yet, but we shall read it again and there is a "For Creative Minds" page at the back which gives other activities to expound on the concept. I can't wait to dive into them this afternoon.

F.Y.I.--There is also a version with an "even" day and a "half" day.


Allison said...

I'll have mine up later this afternoon! Sounds like a fun book. The illustrations on the cover alone look fun!

CC said...

Looks like fun!