Now that I have all of that out in the open...here is what my kinders have been working on! I always get super excited about teaching the concept of whole and half. Years ago I found this cute idea in a Mailbox magazine and the kids always love it! I call it the magic pizza!
|To make it, each student will need two plates. Students will decorate one plate with a crust and all their favorite toppings! Then I cut a slit half way into the two plates!|
|Join the two plates together!|
|The plates can be rotated to show whole, half or any other fraction! The kids really think it is magic!|
|Here the pizza shows 3/4!|
I decided to create some other activities to work on the concept half and whole and also teaching students to share groups equally. I had students work on the promethean board to divide pictures into two equal groups. The next day, students were given two plates and a page of food graphics.
Students were told to divide the lunch with someone...most students chose their mom!! Here are some examples of students working on the activity!
|Getting the carrot sticks glued on! Students had to make sure each plate had half of the carrot sticks!|
|Another activity nearly complete.|
You can get this activity in my Whole/Half and Dividing Groups Set. The set also includes 3 other activities for practice.
|Sharing the coins! Students will trace their hand and a friend's hand and then cut and glue the coins so each hand has half!|