Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fractions!

One of my favorite things to teach in math is fractions. There's so much you can do to teach this and my kids have always done well with this difficult skill. Yesterday we learned about halves and we did my cookie activity from last year


Today we covered fourths and we used the story The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza 
We each made a little red hen and a pizza. Once we finished the pizza, we folded it into fourths and drew lines to show the four equal pieces. They LOVED this activity and it helped so much! If you want the patterns, I can fix it up into a little freebie...just let me know!




***If you have commented or emailed me about the Reading Street Comprehension Sheets....I *promise* I am going to upload them! I've been so backed up with units that I haven't finalized them yet. They will be up this weekend! Sorry for the delay! 
Update!: Reading Street Comprehension Sheets can be found here.

*****UPDATE 5/29/14 The craft patterns for The Little Red Hen Pizza are now available in my store! I've included extra fraction practice in the unit :) Click here to check it out!



69 comments:

  1. I would love the patterns! :O) Thank you!

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  2. Those hens are precious!! :)

    Elisabeth
    www.missdelk.blogspot.com

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  3. I would love the patterns! This is one of my favorite stories!! Thanks for sharing

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  4. I would LOVE the pizza activity! We are reading The Little Red Hen in our Treasures book next week :)
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  5. I would love theses fraction patterns! I love that book. It's such a fun twist. I'm also one of your reading street followers. Your activities are always super! Can't wait for the comprehension sheets.
    kimworthey@yahoo.com

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  6. I love your fraction activites! I would so appreciate it if you uploaded a template for the pizza/hen activity. Super Cute and Super Fun!

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  7. Oh yes I'd love the patterns. LOVE that book and your chickens are to cute!:)

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  8. Hi Leslie Ann,
    I'm so thankful for your cute ideas and Reading Street inspiration! Thanks for the ideas--I put the book in my Amazon cart! I like your fraction projects. I vote for a pizza fraction freebie. :)
    Thanks again!
    Corinna
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

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  9. Yes I'd love the feebie on the pizzas. Looks like fun. thanks.

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  10. Such a cute idea! We just finished Little Red Hen Makes Pizza last week, I'll have to remember it for next year.

    Thanks!

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

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  11. The Little Ren Hen activity is adorable!! I'd LOVE it if you shared it as a freebie, thanks!
    Jenn
    Finally in First

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  12. How cute! I would love to have the pattern.
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  13. So cute! I would love a copy of The Little Red Hen activity.
    Lisa
    lmehr@dsdmail.net

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  14. Adorable and it would help teach those nasty fractions! I'm doing Little Red Hen with many versions next week anyway! I'd love to have the craftivity! Thanks so much.
    Bobbi :)
    bobbikmettler75@gmail.com

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  15. Hey! So I know you do Go Math but you are teaching fractions right now. Did you just do this to do it, or did you switch around the curriculum and take a break from this dreadful addition that have us doing in chapter 3? I wish we could take a break from Go Math...

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    1. We decided to skip around after tackling addition in chapter 1! We went to chapter 11 then 12 and we finish it up on Monday and we are headed to Chapter 6. Addition/Subtraction was just too much for them right now!

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  16. Hi, I just love your cause and effect anchor chart, however I can't see all of it. Would you mind posting a picture of the whole chart? I just love all the anchor charts you have made and I am sure this one is just as cute! Thanks!

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  17. Love love love your Little Red Hen Idea. If possible I would greatly appreciate your pattern.

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  18. I would love your pattern if possible!!! Love your ideas!

    brittany.lowe@canadianisd.net

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  19. I would love the pattern please. Your classroom looks fabulous!

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  20. I would love the pattern! tabithayantis@gmail.com

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  21. I would love the pattern template! Your work is great! jclark@hcs.k12.nc.us

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  22. I would also love the pattern! Ms.boccalatte@iTeach.org

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  23. Leslie, that project with the Red Hen is absolutely adorable! I would love to have the patterns and directions. Thanks. zahorakl@d62.org

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  24. I would love a copy of the little red hen patterns and directions as well. My email is jangelo1982@hotmail.com

    Thank you!

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  25. I just found your blog, and it is marvelous!
    My kindergarteners would love to make the hen and pizza :)
    Could you please send me the pattern? My email is jodkoe@gmail.com.

    Thanks so much!

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  26. I would LOVE the patterns for the little red hen activity for fractions. jpd83@gcecisp.com. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  27. I would LOVE the patterns for this fraction activity!!
    liza.winkler@sendit.nodak.edu

    Thank you!!

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  28. I would LOVE the patterns for this fraction activity!!
    liza.winkler@sendit.nodak.edu

    Thank you!!

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  29. I would LOVE the patterns for this fraction activity!!
    liza.winkler@sendit.nodak.edu

    Thank you!!

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  30. I would LOVE the patterns for this fraction activity!!
    liza.winkler@sendit.nodak.edu

    Thank you!!

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  31. Please give me the pattern! Love this!! trmullis@moreheadstate.edu

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  32. Thank you for sharing your Little Red Hen idea for teaching fourths. If possible, I would love to have your pattern. melanie.syslo@hfsj.org

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  33. Love your Little Red Hen idea for teaching fourths. If possible I would love to have your pattern. melanie.syslo@hfsj.org

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  34. I love it too!!! Along with everyone else :) Can I have the patterns? lbonilla@villagecharter.org
    Thanks!!!

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  35. Hi, I would LOVE the pattern for the Little Red Hen, very cute for my self-contained first grade class! We are covering fractions the next couple weeks. Thanks in advance- kara488@hotmail.com

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  36. I would love this activity freebie. Thanks so much katie402005@yahoo.com

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  37. I would love this Little Red Hen activity freebie. Thanks so much! I am new to 1st grade and I am always looking for fun learning ideas.

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  38. I would love the pattern as well! Thanks so much!

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  39. How cute! Would love to have the Little Red Hen freebie! Thank you!
    lcollins61@windstream.net

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  40. Is there a way that I could get the freebie for this! I Love this Idea!

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  41. Could I please get the pattern for this? Love the idea of adding good literature with it ; )
    blackmonl@jr7.k12.mo.us

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  42. I would love the patterns. Thanks! --Rosy rosyashish@yahoo.com

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  43. hi! Is the pattern available for this? Thanks!!

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  44. I would really like this pattern. We are starting fractions next week. Thanks so much!!!
    Lisa
    evansli@hickoryschools.net

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  45. I would also LOVE to have this pattern! We are starting fractions next week. Thanks a bunch! terridelomas@gmail.com

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  46. Would love this pattern too! denisetrainor@aol.com THANKS!

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  47. I would also love these patterns! sunteach777@aol.com
    Thanks!

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  48. I would love this pattern too!
    Lisa
    ldryzal@gjsd.net

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  49. I love this activity and would love the pattern!
    seajay001@yahoo.com
    Thank you!!

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  50. Love this activity! I would love the patterns! amylsharris@gmail.com
    Thank you for sharing!

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  51. Would love to have the patterns if you are still in business. Thanks!
    seb6a@mtmail.mtsu.edu

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  52. I would also love the patterns for this activity! So cute! brandi.todrank@evsc.k12.in.us

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  53. I would love the patterns for this activity.
    lmares@nhusd.k12.ca.us

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  54. I would love a copy of this activity.
    lmares@nhusd.k12.ca.us

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  55. I would love a copy of this activity!

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  56. I would love a copy of this activity!

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  57. I would love the patterns for this activity as well! sdouglas@cbcsd.org. Thanks for the fun ideas!

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  58. These are so cute! I would love a copy of these patterns to use with my first graders!
    kgluskin@sd44.org

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  59. I would love a copy of this activity! I will doing fractions soon and my kids love pizza!
    Thanks for the help.
    d.debbie@comcast.net

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  60. I would love the patterns for these! So cute! Thanks!
    kbarsodi@gmail.com

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  61. I would love the pattern too! It is very cute! Thank you. tvigna@lwsd.org

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  62. Oh! Adorable! Could I have it as well? Thank you!
    a.marsh@biglake.k12.mn.us

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  63. Very Cute! I would love a copy.. acampbell14@sbc.edu

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  64. I would love a copy of the pattern. Thanks :)
    jgay109@gmail.com

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  65. Hi
    This is so cute! I would love the patterns as well! lauraado@gmail.com

    Thanks,
    Laura
    First Grade Spies

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  66. What an awesome activity. I would love the patterns! c1sleigh@aol.com Thanks!

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  67. I would love the patterns for the the Little Red Hen Fraction Activity. Looks Like Fun!
    awjones@hcps.us

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