The Wishing Club: A Story About Fractions MOBI ¸

The Wishing Club: A Story About Fractions MOBI ¸

The Wishing Club: A Story About Fractions [Reading] ➾ The Wishing Club: A Story About Fractions By Donna Jo Napoli – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Petey wishes on the first star he sees but instead of the dollar he hopes for he gets only a uarter The next night his little brother Joey wishes for a cookie—and gets just half of one The twins Sal Petey wishes on Club: A PDF/EPUB ä the first star he sees but instead of the dollar he hopes for he gets only a uarter The next night his little brother Joey wishes for a cookie—and gets The Wishing eBook ↠ just half of one The twins Sally and Samantha don't fare much betterTry as they might the children each wind up with a fraction of what they wished for Can they figure out how Wishing Club: A Epub Û to combine their wishes to wind up with one whole happy petThis charming blend of storytelling and math will keep young readers engaged till the very end.


10 thoughts on “The Wishing Club: A Story About Fractions

  1. Jessie Jessie says:

    I didn't love the message about getting less than you wish for being bad but it was clever of the kids to figure out the patternThat said pooling their wishes wasn't what I immediately jumped to; I thought everyone of age n was going to wish for n things when they wanted 1 thing It was nice to see that 18 18 14 12 1 and checking with measuring cups was a cool idea though very prone to measurement error especially when they all measured different substances But it's not the most natural thing and it makes everything feel a little contrived


  2. Jo Oehrlein Jo Oehrlein says:

    This doesn't make sense at all from a math perspective or a story perspective or anything?And starting out with a uarter being 14 is obvious to most adults but not to kids the age who need to learn this material?


  3. Jessica Jessica says:

    I enjoyed the story The extension activities are great Illustrations are soft and heartfelt A good addition to the classroom library Great for introducingreviewing fractions


  4. Amy Amy says:

    The Wishing Club a story about fractions by Donna Jo Napoli illustrated by Anna Currey published by Henry Holt and Company pulication date 2007 This book is a cute fantasy book about little children wishing on a star The book starts by having the first child Petey wish for a dollar The next morning he reveals that he received a uarter Over the course of the next four nights he gets a uarter and it adds up to be a dollar On the page it shows the addition of four uaters and how it euals one dollar It also shows how a uarter is one fourth of a dollar Another child Joey wishes for a cookie The next morning he has half of a cookie The next night he gets another half cookie which forms a whole cookie On the page the author shows how one half plus one half euals one cookie The book continues to do this for every wish and it really is a good book for helping students understand fractions The kids become confused and realize that the star is not actually a star but a comet and it only has one last night that they will be able to see it The kids decide that they want to be able to wish on the comet and get the whole thing of what they wish for so they add up fractions of what they want and decide to wish for a pig The next morning they get an entire pig and they check it over and realize that everything is there This book is really good for helping students understand fractions in a creative book about little children and their wishes My first activity would be for the students to perform an interrogation with a partner Each student would have to pose as a different character in the book and ask each other uestions about their characters The students should be able to tell each other what they wished for and what fraction they received of what they wished forMy second activity would be for students to bring in a fraction representation of an object For example the students could bring in one half of a sandwich etc The students would need to explain their fraction and how it relates to book we just read This book would easily be related to the content area of math The students would be able to talk about fractions and how they relate to the fractions in the book This book would allow the students to use their imaginations and come up with fraction representations that could relate to the book and bring them to class


  5. A A says:

    I really like this picture book about fractions and magic There are four brothers and sisters who each wish upon a star for something different They realize that each one of them has received a portion according to their age Joey is 2 yeara old only and he only receives one half of what he wishes for Petey is four and he gets one fourth of what he wants Sally and Samantha are eight and they both only receive one eighth of what they wish for Together they come up with a plan to get their entire wish They all wish for a pig and when you put together 12 14 18 18 it euals 1 The next morning when their mom says she has a surprise for them they are not surprised when she brings in a pet pig They only want to check and make sure it is entirely whole This book brings fractions to life and shows the fractions with pictures beside it for children to visualize Also the children in the story themselves check their math by using measuring cups to see that their euation will eual out to one whole cup The back of the book includes a note for teachers that will lend to an extensive lesson with activities on fractions Appropriate for grades K 3


  6. Alexandria Hiam Alexandria Hiam says:

    I really like this picture book about fractions and magic There are four brothers and sisters who each wish upon a star for something different They realize that each one of them has received a portion according to their age Joey is 2 yeara old only and he only receives one half of what he wishes for Petey is four and he gets one fourth of what he wants Sally and Samantha are eight and they both only receive one eighth of what they wish for Together they come up with a plan to get their entire wish They all wish for a pig and when you put together 12 14 18 18 it euals 1 The next morning when their mom says she has a surprise for them they are not surprised when she brings in a pet pig They only want to check and make sure it is entirely whole This book brings fractions to life and shows the fractions with pictures beside it for children to visualize Also the children in the story themselves check their math by using measuring cups to see that their euation will eual out to one whole cup The back of the book includes a note for teachers that will lend to an extensive lesson with activities on fractions Appropriate for grades K 3


  7. Kim Valentine Kim Valentine says:

    This book is about four siblings who wish on a star but only get a fraction of what they wish for The figure out that if the all wish for the same thing they will get the whole of it not a fraction of it By the end the all children wish for a pig They call the pig Corkscrew This book could lead into another book by this author called CORKSCREW COUNTS which is a story about multiplication The book has been highly recommend for classrooms working on fractions and a appropriate kindergarten through third gradeGenre Realistic FictionGrades K 5Activities1 Have the students divide a ball of playdough into eual parts The books tells how Petey gets a fourth of his wish because he is four So the students could divide there playdough into the number of parts for their age Then put all the part together for a whole2 Use this book to introduce a math lesson on fractions3 Have students using different fractions make a whole


  8. Heather Heather says:

    I found this book in the library today and thought it would be a great introduction to fractions for my six year old While the book does have clear illustrations about the items it is dividing into sections the story was weak and I was surprised at the dialogue as my daughter was reading You're not supposed to be happy with less than what you wished for Um okay There are plenty of people that whose wishes are not fulfilled all the way but still find gratitude to be an appropriate response Don't be dumb Wish for something good While realistically children might us the word dumb in their speech I still do not feel it necessary or appropriate to promote such language in a children's book I feel that the lesson of the story was useful just not the execution I did like the illustrations which were bright colorful and gave clear images about the division being done


  9. Nicole Isernio Nicole Isernio says:

    This is a cute fantasy story about the power of children wishing on a story The story incorporates the children's wishes with math allowing students to be introduced to math in a literacy lesson As the children make their wishes and seen what they receive the illustrations display fractions to explain math concepts but also how the wishes add together The children continue receiving portions of what they wish for until one night they decide they want to wish for a pig but are hoping they will get a whole pig They use their math skills to add up each childs fraction to see if they will make a whole This is a great book for helping students understand fractions but teaching them in a fun creative manner


  10. Laura Laura says:

    Children's picture books that incorporate math are kind of like eating your vegetables yeah they're good for you but they aren't exactly a lot of fun The Wishing Club features 4 children who wish on a star but only get a fraction of what they wish for In the end each of the children wish for one thing and since 12 14 18 18 1 they get the whole thing The story is fairly sweet and I think kids will like it The math part of the story is fairly well done and thankfully does not belabor the point A good choice for elementary school collections that need stories featuring math


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10 thoughts on “The Wishing Club: A Story About Fractions

  1. Jessie Jessie says:

    I didn't love the message about getting less than you wish for being bad but it was clever of the kids to figure out the patternThat said pooling their wishes wasn't what I immediately jumped to; I thought everyone of age n was going to wish for n things when they wanted 1 thing It was nice to see that 18 18 14 12 1 and checking with measuring cups was a cool idea though very prone to measurement error especially when they all measured different substances But it's not the most natural thing and it makes everything feel a little contrived

  2. Jo Oehrlein Jo Oehrlein says:

    This doesn't make sense at all from a math perspective or a story perspective or anything?And starting out with a uarter being 14 is obvious to most adults but not to kids the age who need to learn this material?

  3. Jessica Jessica says:

    I enjoyed the story The extension activities are great Illustrations are soft and heartfelt A good addition to the classroom library Great for introducingreviewing fractions

  4. Amy Amy says:

    The Wishing Club a story about fractions by Donna Jo Napoli illustrated by Anna Currey published by Henry Holt and Company pulication date 2007 This book is a cute fantasy book about little children wishing on a star The book starts by having the first child Petey wish for a dollar The next morning he reveals that he received a uarter Over the course of the next four nights he gets a uarter and it adds up to be a dollar On the page it shows the addition of four uaters and how it euals one dollar It also shows how a uarter is one fourth of a dollar Another child Joey wishes for a cookie The next morning he has half of a cookie The next night he gets another half cookie which forms a whole cookie On the page the author shows how one half plus one half euals one cookie The book continues to do this for every wish and it really is a good book for helping students understand fractions The kids become confused and realize that the star is not actually a star but a comet and it only has one last night that they will be able to see it The kids decide that they want to be able to wish on the comet and get the whole thing of what they wish for so they add up fractions of what they want and decide to wish for a pig The next morning they get an entire pig and they check it over and realize that everything is there This book is really good for helping students understand fractions in a creative book about little children and their wishes My first activity would be for the students to perform an interrogation with a partner Each student would have to pose as a different character in the book and ask each other uestions about their characters The students should be able to tell each other what they wished for and what fraction they received of what they wished forMy second activity would be for students to bring in a fraction representation of an object For example the students could bring in one half of a sandwich etc The students would need to explain their fraction and how it relates to book we just read This book would easily be related to the content area of math The students would be able to talk about fractions and how they relate to the fractions in the book This book would allow the students to use their imaginations and come up with fraction representations that could relate to the book and bring them to class

  5. A A says:

    I really like this picture book about fractions and magic There are four brothers and sisters who each wish upon a star for something different They realize that each one of them has received a portion according to their age Joey is 2 yeara old only and he only receives one half of what he wishes for Petey is four and he gets one fourth of what he wants Sally and Samantha are eight and they both only receive one eighth of what they wish for Together they come up with a plan to get their entire wish They all wish for a pig and when you put together 12 14 18 18 it euals 1 The next morning when their mom says she has a surprise for them they are not surprised when she brings in a pet pig They only want to check and make sure it is entirely whole This book brings fractions to life and shows the fractions with pictures beside it for children to visualize Also the children in the story themselves check their math by using measuring cups to see that their euation will eual out to one whole cup The back of the book includes a note for teachers that will lend to an extensive lesson with activities on fractions Appropriate for grades K 3

  6. Alexandria Hiam Alexandria Hiam says:

    I really like this picture book about fractions and magic There are four brothers and sisters who each wish upon a star for something different They realize that each one of them has received a portion according to their age Joey is 2 yeara old only and he only receives one half of what he wishes for Petey is four and he gets one fourth of what he wants Sally and Samantha are eight and they both only receive one eighth of what they wish for Together they come up with a plan to get their entire wish They all wish for a pig and when you put together 12 14 18 18 it euals 1 The next morning when their mom says she has a surprise for them they are not surprised when she brings in a pet pig They only want to check and make sure it is entirely whole This book brings fractions to life and shows the fractions with pictures beside it for children to visualize Also the children in the story themselves check their math by using measuring cups to see that their euation will eual out to one whole cup The back of the book includes a note for teachers that will lend to an extensive lesson with activities on fractions Appropriate for grades K 3

  7. Kim Valentine Kim Valentine says:

    This book is about four siblings who wish on a star but only get a fraction of what they wish for The figure out that if the all wish for the same thing they will get the whole of it not a fraction of it By the end the all children wish for a pig They call the pig Corkscrew This book could lead into another book by this author called CORKSCREW COUNTS which is a story about multiplication The book has been highly recommend for classrooms working on fractions and a appropriate kindergarten through third gradeGenre Realistic FictionGrades K 5Activities1 Have the students divide a ball of playdough into eual parts The books tells how Petey gets a fourth of his wish because he is four So the students could divide there playdough into the number of parts for their age Then put all the part together for a whole2 Use this book to introduce a math lesson on fractions3 Have students using different fractions make a whole

  8. Heather Heather says:

    I found this book in the library today and thought it would be a great introduction to fractions for my six year old While the book does have clear illustrations about the items it is dividing into sections the story was weak and I was surprised at the dialogue as my daughter was reading You're not supposed to be happy with less than what you wished for Um okay There are plenty of people that whose wishes are not fulfilled all the way but still find gratitude to be an appropriate response Don't be dumb Wish for something good While realistically children might us the word dumb in their speech I still do not feel it necessary or appropriate to promote such language in a children's book I feel that the lesson of the story was useful just not the execution I did like the illustrations which were bright colorful and gave clear images about the division being done

  9. Nicole Isernio Nicole Isernio says:

    This is a cute fantasy story about the power of children wishing on a story The story incorporates the children's wishes with math allowing students to be introduced to math in a literacy lesson As the children make their wishes and seen what they receive the illustrations display fractions to explain math concepts but also how the wishes add together The children continue receiving portions of what they wish for until one night they decide they want to wish for a pig but are hoping they will get a whole pig They use their math skills to add up each childs fraction to see if they will make a whole This is a great book for helping students understand fractions but teaching them in a fun creative manner

  10. Laura Laura says:

    Children's picture books that incorporate math are kind of like eating your vegetables yeah they're good for you but they aren't exactly a lot of fun The Wishing Club features 4 children who wish on a star but only get a fraction of what they wish for In the end each of the children wish for one thing and since 12 14 18 18 1 they get the whole thing The story is fairly sweet and I think kids will like it The math part of the story is fairly well done and thankfully does not belabor the point A good choice for elementary school collections that need stories featuring math

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