The picture to the left is of a foldable the students worked on in partners to review George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The students drew a picture of their president and sorted sentence strips that had key information about each president on them. We stapled the two foldables together to display them like a "Battleship" game where one side showed the information on George Washington and the other side showed the information on Abraham Lincoln. The students really enjoyed doing this foldable!

The picture to the right is of a Famous American review foldable using a shutter fold. The students were given an oversized paper with the names already printed on the outside and a black and white picture of the famous people on the inside. The students were asked to draw pictures to show what they know about each of the Famous Americans on the outside. On the inside, they sorted phrase cards that contained riddle-like clues (for example: "I had a dream that one day all people would be treated equally, regardless of race." for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.). Some students (keep in mind that they are 2nd graders) were very detailed in their drawings. I was very impressed with the success of this foldable. Parents were appreciative, too, because they could use the information within the foldable to practice for the unit test.

The pictures in the center below are from the fractions foldable we have recently constructed. The students created a graphic organizer on which each page tehy displayed the word and number forms and the picture associations of fractions of a shape and fractions of a group for fractions 1 whole, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, and 1/10. The great thing about this foldable is that the pages are all different colors, the circles were pre-divided (so the students didn't have to spend too much time trying to figure out how to draw the lines so that they are "right"), and the students could trace one portion of the whole to show the fraction we were considering. We have displayed these foldables in the hallway because they are so bright and fun and the students really worked hard on them!

## 16 comments:

Love the fraction circles! How did they glue them?

Did you have templates for the circles?

I agree the fraction foldables are amazing!!!

Is there anyway you could post instructions? I would love to try this!

What a shame that none of these comments were responded to. I know I would have loved to hear the answers to all of the questions.

Might be cool to put a brad in the middle of them to connect them.

I'm just guessing, but it looks like the circles are folded in half, then the back of the halves are glued together so the "books" would be open to one fraction at a time, the rest would be folded in half underneath. For example, glue one half of 1/3 to 1/4 and one half of 1/3 to 1/2...1/4 and 1/2 would be folded underneath...Not sure if that's clear, but hopefully it will help!

I have used this technique before. Yes, you fold the circles in half and glue them to each other. This circle book format is also terrific for life cycles like butterflies.

Love the fraction foldable. The more exposure students have with equivalent fractions, the better. Until they are familiar and have a great foundation of fractions, they're unsure of what they know. This will truly help.

Doreen from http://www.doreensrockin3rdgrade.com

could someone help explain. I have folded the circles in half and I have an assortment of coloured circles folded in half. What next>

glue the back of each of the halves to the back of another circle half until all are connected

I am very sorry to have not replied to these comments. At the time, I had just barely started learning how to post pictures and messages. Then, and with most people, life became mostly about family and work. I let this go, and I’m sorry to have not provided answers.

You are completely correct- the circles are folded in half and glued back to back. The first circle and the last circle are then glued down onto paper so that the fractions fan out.

Wonderful idea- I may use this for butterflies with my students!

No, I’m sorry. I do not have templates for the circles. I usually end up recreating them each year.

Nice ideas. Can we use these circles for other subjects also. Folds can be unfold to read a question or see a picture!

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