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I had them color their page and then sort themselves. (** Math connection**) Plus we counted the number in each group and compared the groups. Which has more? Which has less? Simple. Easy. 2 minutes and you have a math connection while they are engaged!
We also made the cutest puppets with poems (exploring different types of literature anyone?).
They started out as two individual pieces and get glued back to back.
You can grab them as freebies from this site.
I hope your students enjoy as much as mine have!!