I started our fun day with the book THE DOORBELL RANG by Pat Hutchins. A couple of years ago, I was given this great set of cookies and the pan that went with this book. It is great realia to use with this story. My kinders loved manipulating the cookies each time the doorbell rang.
After reading the story, I gave each table a set of 12 REAL cookies. The excitement hit. It was like they all just swallowed a pound of sugar and they hadn't even had a bite! They had to come up with a way to share their cookies at their table and everyone had to have the same amount. That was the hard part for some of them.
After they solved the problem, of how to fairly share the cookies, they got to eat them. The room was quiet for about 2 minutes as they all stuffed their faces.
We can't just stop the lesson with eating.
I can't wait for more fraction fun tomorrow!