Saturday, January 7, 2012

One Mitten

This week we read the book by Kristine O'Connell George called One Mitten
As I introduced the book I passed around a basket and asked the children to pick one mitten each.
As we read the book we copied what the little girl, in the book, could do with one mitten.

Making shadow puppets, waving and petting a cat were a few of the actions.

Then under the cat (you can see in the picture above) the little girl finds her second mitten.
I pass the basket around again and ask each child to pick a second mitten.  Most time it works that they pick the match but not always and that's okay.
We then follow the actions for two mittens.

The children really enjoyed following the book this way.
After a couple of story times I left the basket of mitts out with the book for the families to play with.
I saw mitten matching, counting, and patterning.