Introduces the idea of sharing in a situation where there is a scarcity of resources. Increases listening comprehension and the use of critical thinking skills.
One Thirty-Minute Class Period
The learner will:
- note and explain details from the pictures.
- count items and estimate numbers.
- recall repetitive phrases.
- share a limited amount of resources (objects).
The Doorbell Rang, by Pat Hutchins, is the story of children sharing a plate of cookies. Mom is doing chores and each time the doorbell rings more of the children's friends have come to visit. Mom states after each group arrives, "You can share the cookies." The story tells of the problems and solutions as the group grows ever larger.
Ask children how we could share a package of cookies with the whole class? Can we get more than one? Ask children how we could share three cookies with the whole class. Would we get a whole one? Introduce the story.
Economics: Learn about the concept of scarcity.
Math: Have students share preset quantities of manipulatives equally. Count the number of children involved.
Lesson Developed By:Pamela McIntosh
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