# Mentor Text 9.8.13

We are linking up with Collaboration Cuties for the Mentor Text Linky.  This week the theme is Math. We just taught even and odd in our classrooms last week.  We used the books, My Even Day and One Odd Day to help introduce the concept.  These books are by the same authors (Doris Fisher and Dani Sneed) that wrote My Half Day, which we blogged about in the Spring on a Math Mentor Text day!  My Even Day and One Odd Day both have really fun pictures and examples of how the boy sees even and odd numbers throughout the day (some more outlandish than others).  The kiddos love the hidden pictures on each page and the quirky examples of even and odd!  The books do a nice job of explaining that even numbers always have a pair or partner while odd number do not.   If you need books to help reinforce the topic of even and odd, don't hesitate to give these titles a try!

The activity below can be used as practice or as an assessment to review even and odd numbers.  Page 1 is an even / odd sort.  Page 2 is an activity where students pick a number (I would list numbers on the board that they can use; numbers less than twenty work best) and decide if it's even or odd.  They then draw a picture of partners to show why the number is even or odd.  This page could even be turned into a class book.  Click here for the freebie.  :)

Have a great week!

1. These books look great! What a fun way to learn about even and odd numbers.

Hunter's Teaching Tales

1. Thanks, Bethany! Yes, they definitely are a fun read!

2. These two books look so cute!! This definitely looks like a great way to teach even and odd!!