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Monday, January 9, 2012

A Pair of Socks

Cover of the book A Pair of Socks by Stuart Murphy
This book is so cute!  It's about a sock that's looking for its match.  The story contains very nice rhymes as well as great adjectives such as grimy, sudsy, puffy, and fluffy.  I find that this book really helps expand my students' vocabulary.  I've used this book in kindergarten and pre-k, and there are many skills that you can focus on for either grade.  This year, in pre-k, I have a bin of socks that I've collected from thrift stores, and my children love to look at, feel and match them.

Pairs of socks in various sizes and colors

In kindergarten, I followed this book up with a skip counting lesson by 2's.  It worked great with the real socks!  I gave pairs of socks to students and they stood in a line.  I also made this skip counting worksheet where the students can count socks by 2's and write the amounts.

Number Socks 1 to 16

Sometimes, for guided reading, I notice that if I mix things up a bit by making interactive books for the kids, they're more interested in participating.  Therefore I made this interactive book where the kids trace the dotted font for each sentence, and decorate their sock according to what the sentence says.  Please enjoy these giveaways and let me know what you think.

The Sock Book for Students


  1. Thank you so much for this freebie! I love how the picture of the socks help the students skip count. I feel like the students have a hard time counting by 2's. This is great stuff!

  2. In response to your question about the Dr. Seuss's ABC computer game, my work purchased the Hatch program that is on all the childrens' computers at our agency. That game is part of Hatch. I really don't know much more than that about it, but I can try to find out if you want :) Hope this helps!
    Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom
    PS Thanks for the comment, I am now following you. Congrats on Teacher of the day!

  3. I love the sock idea! So neat! Thanks for visiting my blog, I am your newest follower!

    Loving & Learning in Pre-K

  4. Thanks for the freebie and for stopping my my blog! I am your newest follower. I love the ideas and the book suggestion!
    Fun in ECSE