Monday, April 2, 2012


Today we started our math unit on fractions. I will tell you that my kinders think that fractions are all about cookies. You will see why as I post my pictures from today. I would like to give credit for this fun activity to Suzan at Krazy for Kindergarten.

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. However, their energy level was telling me that they were done. We finished up by making representations of ourselves with our cookies.

I can't wait for more fraction fun tomorrow!


Tammy said...

That second group of kids at the round table cracks me up. :)
❀ Tammy
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Mrs. Youel said...

I had a chuckle at that picture, too! Talk about your animated kids :) We also are going to use that same book in 2nd for fractions. It's such a great book! I also used to use it in fourth for division....I LOVE connecting literature and math! :) Looks like it was a lot of fun! I'm sure your kinders will be talking about it tomorrow!

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Liz said...

This is a great book. There is so much you can do with it! We use it in first grade too.

Come check out my giveaway for "If You Give a Pig a Pancake." I think your Kinders would really like some of the activities!

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Mrs. Youel said...

Tag! You're it! Come over to my blog to see the rules and questions! :)

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Erica said...

I love this idea! I especially love the pic of the little girl with hand on her fore head. You can see her thinking, for sure. I just may be trying this idea soon. :)


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Miss Trayers said...

I love how you seem to weave literature into all your lessons. I know food always tends to make it more interesting for the kids, come to think of it, that often works for grown-ups too...hmmm. Thanks for sharing your pics.


Krogers Kindergarten said...

What a fun idea! I love their representations at the end :) Cute blog!!

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