Title of Book: Author: Publisher: ISBN:

Title of Book: One Odd Day
Author: Doris Fisher and Dani Sneed
Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing, 2006
ISBN: 978-0-9768823-3-6
Grade Levels for Recommended Use: 3rd – 5th
(3.6) Patterns, relationships, and algebraic thinking. The student uses patterns to solve problems.
The student is expected to: (A) identify and extend whole-number and geometric patterns to
make predictions and solve problems;
Summary: One Odd Day tells the humorous story of a young child who awakens to find
everything around him is “odd.” He has three sleeves on his shirt, and his dog has five legs.
Things are no better at school either when he stares at a calendar with only odd days. It ends with
him thinking that the day was just an odd day and that tomorrow will be better. Except that he
finds that everything is even. This is a great introduction to the concept of odd and even
numbers. There is another book that follows this one called My Even Day, that I think would be
good to use together in doing the activities.
Materials Needed:
 Bingo Sheets and Answers
 100 Number Chart worksheet
Suggested Activity:
1. Start with showing the book and do a picture walk through the book. Use the” What do
Children already know- activity chart” from the above web site.
2. Then read the book to the children having them look at all the illustrations on the pages
and how not just odd numbers are everywhere but odd pictures as well.
3. Go over the worksheet and see if the children learned anything new or if what they
thought they knew was different.
4. After having a class discussion over the book, have the children color the number
worksheet where they color odd numbers one color and even numbers another. Then ask
the questions:
a. Do you see a pattern? Can you describe it?
b. Odd numbers always end with a 1,3,5,7, or 9
c. Is the number zero odd or even? (even)
5. After the students have a grasp on the difference between even and odd numbers pass out
the bingo cards.
6. You may have the definitions of the words on the board or projector, depending if you
want to make the activity harder. Read the definitions in different orders and see who get
bingo first. You may have them do it in groups or individually.
7. Then the next class period you can read My Even Day and have them do even activities.
Adapted by Jennice Schumacher, 2010