Sunday, May 12, 2013

Math Mentor Text, and French Fry Prefixes!

Happy Mother's Day!!! I hope all of you are either giving or getting lots of love today!

I'm excited to be linking up with Amanda & Stacia @ Collaboration Cuties again this week for their Must Read Mentor Text linky! This week is math!

The book I chose to share is called The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins.







This book is PERFECT for introducing division. Kids are at their grandma's house ready share her delicious, fresh-baked cookies between themselves, but the doorbell keeps ringing and more kids keep coming, and they have to continually work to share the cookies between them equally.







I use these cookies (that I just print, laminate, and add a magnet on the back) on my white board as we read the book together. As a new kid comes, we move the cookies around to make the correct number of groups. Get your copy of the cookies HERE.




Students see how one set of objects (cookies) can be split evenly between different numbers of people. Of course, cookies are engaging on their own, but it's always great to follow up the lesson with REAL cookies that students have to divide between them.

I'm also excited to announce that I have FINALLY made a new product! I haven't made anything in a few months!

I was shopping at Target yesterday and saw these adorable French fry containers.



I knew I had to have them, and last night I figured out what to do with them. Practice prefixes!!




It's a fun and delicious way to practice adding prefixes to words! If you are interested, you can check it out in my STORE. However, I will be giving this away to the first three people who are interested in having this and leave a comment! Be sure to leave your e-mail address in your comment!

Have a great Sunday! Head on over and link up with your favorite math text!
 I'm off to spend time with my amazing mommy!


15 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this book. I am familiar with it but honestly completely forgot that it existed. It would be a great addition to my division unit! Thanks for the idea!

    Your newest follower,
    Beth
    easy peasy education

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Beth!!! Glad I could help!

      Kelly

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  2. Kelly that French Fry Prefix activity looks awesome! I'd love to use it with my kiddos.
    sleepnght@yahoo.com

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

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  3. I'm trying to comment using my phone because those prefixes look adorable!

    Amanda
    Collaboration Cuties
    Cutesyclickables@gmail.com

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    1. I'll be back with a real comment when I'm on my computer! ;0)

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    2. Ok, I'm back for a real comment! I like to read while I'm in the car (no wasted time, right??) but when I saw I might could win those fantastic French Fry Prefixes I had to comment quick! I love using The Doorbell Rang to introduce division! We usually give the kids Cookie Crisp cereal to use for manipulatives to work it out as we read along!

      Thanks so much for linking up! I'm so impressed you made that in one night!!! Wow!
      Amanda
      Collaboration Cuties

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    3. LOL you are cracking me up!!! You made it in plenty of time!!
      I hope you enjoy the fry activity. That is a brilliant idea to use Cookie Crisp!!

      Kelly

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  4. This book looks great, and I love your french fry prefix idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

    All the best,
    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

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  5. So cute! I love how you get an idea and boom you have a cute center in any evening!

    The Doorbell Rang! is a fun book and what kid doesn't love cookies!
    Kristin
    Teachntex

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  6. Cute idea. Where in Target did you find the containers?

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    1. I found them in the dollar section! A pack of six for one dollar! Can't beat that!!

      Kelly

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    2. Okay. Thanks. Once again excellent idea.

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  7. We were just talking about using this book for fractions, so thanks for the fun idea!
    Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

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  8. LOVE this book! Great choice! I am a new follower and also holding a linky, please hop over and check it out. I'd love for you to link up! :)

    Theresa
    Pinkadots Elementary

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