I'm so excited to have found a new link-up! I'm now following collaboration cuties, and I'm linking up with their Must Read Mentor Texts.
here. There are so many versions of this lesson, that I've attached several. Click here and here for more.
I actually use this book in second grade to introduce division, not fractions. As you probably know, the story is about a family who has just baked fresh chocolate chip cookies and is about to sit down to enjoy a few when the doorbell rings, and company is invited to join the family in eating the cookies. This continues to happen throughout the story - my kiddos just love the repetition, which makes for a great tie-in to the common core rhyme and repetition standard, too!
After reading, I distribute dessert-sized paper plates and paper cookie manipulatives to groups. I then talk about how to share the cookies equally among the members of the groups. In some cases, we actually do get to sharing fractional parts, but that is definitely an extension lesson in second grade, not the first day for most students! After posing several problems, using different numbers of cookies and people in groups, I announce that we've just been doing division. My class never fails to oooh and aaah that they are doing such "grown up" math! Click the picture below to get a copy of my Sharing Cookies lesson.