Halloween book is Harriet's Halloween Candy. Harriet has a good time
trick-or-treating and comes back with a big bag of candy.
She begins to
sort her candy all different ways, including her
favorites! In class, we have fun working in pairs to sort a big bag of
Halloween candy too.
worked together to find different ways to sort the candy.
At first, it's
easy - you can sort by color, type of candy, and size. However, after
awhile it can get a little tricky. This is where you have to get really
creative. Kids were sorting by smell, clear and not clear packages,
and hard and soft candy.
for awhile, I gave them a new challenge - to divide the candy between
them equally. It was fun to see how they approached the activity. Some
kids began to pass them out one by one while others just took a bunch
and counted them. Finally, they all arrived at equal amounts.
course, there was a problem - one extra piece of candy. What do you do
with the extra piece? Everyone brainstormed ideas such as splitting it
in two, giving it to someone who doesn't have candy, or just throwing it