I love the story “Two of Everything” by Lily Toy Hong. It tells the story of a poor couple who are blessed to find a magic pot n their garden – and describes the hilarious situation they find themselves in! It creates a beautiful and engaging context for talking to children about patterns in tables and charts, and more specifically the relationships within input output machines, since the pot doubles everything that falls into it.
My thanks to Chris Marin of Richmond who took the time to translate this amazing traditional tale into French for use in immersion Math classrooms! Her version of the story can be downloaded by clicking on this link: two of everything in french.
Enjoy, and merci, Chris!!!