We focused on identifying fractions of a set and of a whole for the first week. One activity was to sort jelly beans according to its color and find the fraction of each color. Once fractions were written, the students created individual and group graphs of their jelly bean colors.
During week 2, we focused on comparing, ordering, and equivalent fractions. I found an amazing resource that includes a 4-day lesson on these skills.
We started the week with an activity from Illuminations. The students used egg cartons to review finding fractions of a set and then discovered equivalent fractions.
Fraction strips were another manipulative used to find equivalent and compare fractions.
In Reading, we addressed comparing and contrasting. Ms. Gros had each student blindly choose a name of an animal that was written on a piece of paper. Then, they paired up, drew a Venn diagram, and compared and contrasted their chosen animals.
We finished reading Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and began Ramona the Brave. A Venn diagram has been started to compare and contrast the two books.