We started off the week by dividing a whole into parts. Equal and not equal. I prefolded a piece of paper for each child and had them cut it on the crease to separate it. Then, as a group they determined if each piece was divided into equal or non-equal parts.
Later in the week we read, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. We wanted to know, if you gave a mouse a cookie, how many friends would he share it with?
After learning about fractions all week my sweet first graders made these adorable mice. They gave their mouse a cookie and divided it into equal parts so he could share it with his friends.
Here's how we made the mice. Fold a piece of brown construction paper in half and cut half of a heart. Open it up and you get a big heart. Turn it upside down and you get a mouse face. All you do next is add google eyes, ears, a nose and wiskers and he turns out this cute.
Please look over the fire alarm in the middle. I guess you can call me the "lucky" one, because that lovely thing is in the middle of the wall outside my room where I hang my kiddos work. O'well!