After reading these two books that make great March read-alouds, I was thinking about the ways they are alike and different. St. Patrick's Day by Gail Gibbons is a nonfiction book, heavy on the facts. I learned a few new things myself from this book. Green Shamrocks is a animal fiction story (animal fantasy as the characters talk), and is rather silly. Pages in both books are covered with green.
Comparing and contrasting the two books, the Venn diagram looks something like this:
I was then thinking about Kindergarten and grade 1 learning different names for numerals, which also takes some comparing and contrasting. At first it can be confusing to learn that a numeral has several different names. People have different names, too, if we stop and think about it.
Here are some names for a girl. There is only one person, Molly, but she is called different names by different people:
Opps! Can't leave the boys out . . .
Here are some names for numbers (numerals):
Now here is my game of the month for PreK + K Sharing: