9.04.2011

even and odd street

We kicked off the year learning about "even" and "odd" numbers.
(I want them to do their Everyday Learning workbooks independently...)
I found a great idea on... you guessed it Pinterest... with Even and Odd Houses. 
I feel in love with it immediately and I had to do it with my second graders.
Click here to view the original/cuter idea (you will have to scroll through the pictures to find it).

Even and Odd Street:

I first had them make the "Even Houses" by following my step-by-step instructions.
I actually used this as a listening assessment, because they all had to turn out the same.


Then I let them go crazy with the "Odd Houses" and they loved it! Some of them even had dog houses! 


Click here to download the black-lines for this activity.

Click here to see some cute even/odd chants written by Jess at Rambling About Reading
Thanks Jess! I will definitely use these during calendar time!

How do you teach even/odd numbers?

27 comments:

  1. I have this in my plans in a few weeks! Thanks so much for the download- you saved me a TON of work!!!

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  2. Oh wow I love this (and I think yours is actually cuter than the other one!). Thanks for the download, I am definitely putting this one in my lesson plans!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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  4. Love this idea! Such a great way to help them remember even and odd.

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  5. So cute! Love the odd houses:) What a great way to help them remember!!

    4th Grade Frolics

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  6. Cute Idea!! There is also another idea on teachertipster.com He bought a pair of "croc" shoes and wrote the words even on one shoe and odd on the other. When students take a step and say the number, they will know if it is an even/odd #.

    Primary Connections

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  7. Thank you! What a great idea. I think this will really help!

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  8. Love this idea!! Turned out great :) Hope you're enjoying 2nd grade!!!

    Cara :)
    The First Grade Parade

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  9. I love this idea! Check out my post inspired by even and odd street:

    http://ramblingaboutreading.blogspot.com/2011/09/even-and-odd-songs.html

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  10. I love this idea!!

    We are always counting by 2s so we usually just have a math talk about how the 2s are even and the other numbers we don't say are odd.

    I'm totally doing this even/odd houses this year though!!! I'll be the coolest teacher on the block! (pun intended!!)

    Marcy @ http://busybeesandcupcakes.blogspot.com

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  11. Thanks so much for this idea! During Calendar time, we talked about even and odd numbers in my 1/2 split class... and the 2nd graders knew them but the 1st graders were lost (this is a typical scenario in my class)! I think this will help SO MUCH!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  12. Thank you for this idea, it's wonderful!

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  13. I love this idea! I might have to borrow it!

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  14. I am doing this activity this week! So great!

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  15. oh my word I love these. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

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  16. To teach odd and even, I do something each day at calendar that I got from Shari Sloane's website kidscount1234. Go to her site and look under calendar and you will find a picture. I add a cube each day so that on even days the bottom row cube gets a partner. I also color code them. I know this doesn't make a lot of sense, but you can see a picture at Shari's site.

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  17. Love this idea. It would even work in a middle school setting with positive and negative numbers. Because they are opposites! Think I will be trying that :)

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  18. I have this in my plans in a few weeks! Thanks so much for the download- you saved me a TON of work!!!
    Outdoor playground equipment

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  19. This is wonderful, I plan to use this in my own homeschool classroom! Thank You for sharing your talents!
    Sarah from http://www.babesinschoolland.blogspot.com

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  20. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to share this with my colleagues!!

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  21. So stinkin' cute! Have you read My Even Day by Doris Fisher? There is also One Odd Day too!

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  22. Wonderful! Thanks for the template too. The link to teacherphotos is unfortunately incorrect, here's the right one!
    http://www.teachingphotos.co.uk/photos/odd-and-even-street/
    Cheers,
    Maria

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  23. Thanks! (I like yours!) We are going to turn this into a notebooking page at the beginning of this next school year for my two 2nd grade homeschooling kiddos. They happen to do "our community" in social studies JUST before odd/even in math. Wow! Talk about perfect! Going to do the listening activity for the even houses and then slip in a little art lesson about lines, etc for the odd houses.

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  24. Thank you so much for this nice idea..

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  25. Just tried to post a comment not sure if it went through... I can not open the document that says the black lines. I was wondering if there is another way because I would LOVE to do this!!

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thanks for the love ♥

 
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