How flipping cute is this? You can’t really tell by this picture, but it is a book made out of paper sacks. I saw this done as I was looking for mini albums to make with my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. I thought, hey, I can use that in my classroom! The kids will love it! and they did. Here is a step by step tutorial of how we made them………..
Items you need:
brown paper sacks
yarn or twine
First thing you need to do, is decide what directions you want your paper sacks to have openings and flaps. I chose to make mine to alternate like this…..
Then you fold them in half……..
Then open them up and punch a hole on both sides of the center. The hole punch I was using for the first two of my four classes was actually broke, and I didn’t know it. I was having a hard time punching through. I ended up bruising the middle of my palm. I went and bought this hole punch, and it was extremely easy…….
Poke yarn through each hole from the inside of the “book”……….
Here is the completed “scrapbook”……….
I am using mine as a “scrapbook” for the fraction skills we are working on right now. I am currently working on a product for this whole unit. I am including the “Safari Jungle Hunt” game that I made for students to practice finding part of a number. I hope you enjoy. The game is played by cutting and laminating the “problem posters” and the answer cards. Place a velcro dot on the bottom of the poster and the front of the answer card. The posters are placed at random around the classroom.
Students are placed in pairs.
One student chooses any poster first.
Both students work the problem on the poster.
Upon completion of the problem, they check their answer with the answer card that is attached to the poster with velcro.
If the student who chose the poster gets the answer correct, they get the number points located on the answer card.
If the student who chose the poster gets the answer incorrect and the other student was correct, the student with the correct answer gets those points.
If both students get the answer incorrect, nobody receives the points.
It is now the next student’s turn to choose a poster problem.
Here are a couple of pictures of my students playing “on the hunt”………
I am still working on the packet that I am using for this unit with this scrapbook, but here is a couple of games and activities I have for different fraction skills………
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Here is a great lesson on changing mixed numbers to improper fractions and improper fractions to mixed numbers.
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