Pair…A set of 2 things that go together. Winter sometimes brings snowflakes, ice and snow along with cold temperatures so we have to put on lots of layers to stay warm. The girls may not always love the cold weather winter brings but they sure do love wearing their gloves and mittens. I found a fun and lighthearted book, Ooh La La Polka-Dot Boots, by Ellen Olson Brown and after reading this silly story I asked the girls a question that made them all laugh. How many feet do you have? “That’s a silly question, Mrs. Prewitt” they said. “We have 2!!!” Are your feet the same? “Of course…” Do your feet go together? “YES” Why do your feet go together? “BECAUSE THEY ARE THE SAME!!” Ahhh… so what does that make them? “They are matching” Yes, they are and 2 things that go together are a pair!! Can you think of anything else that is a pair? The girls proceeded to name many pairs such as:
Ooh La La Boots
We always talk about the author and illustrator before reading. After all our wonderful books related to pairs were shared I noticed something and brought it to the girl’s attention. Girls, I just noticed that two of our books have the same author, Stuart Murphy so…do those books go together? Yes!!!
Learning about pairs, matching related items and why they go together is important for cognitive skills and ability. By learning to mix and match related items the girls will be better prepared for both reading and math as they mature. I hope you had some “family fun” this week finding things that are a pair!!
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