A complete cross-curricular activity! Use a multicultural children's book to teach morals about life and practice some math skills.
Salma and Lily have always been best friends. They play together every day at school. That is until one day when Lily erupts in the lunchroom and Salma fires right back. Their actions lead them straight to the principal’s office. But why do they visit the principal again the next day? Have things grown worse or have Salma and Lily found a new discovery that will help restore peace and friendship in school? Read the book to find out!
And then... do this math activity with your students! Students build a sandwich by spinning for toppings. You can cut out shapes for them to glue to a sandwich or let them create their own by drawing, etc. Have students work with table partners to complete one graph about their collective sandwiches. Next, groups can answer a few questions to help them analyze their results. Incorporate probability lessons, too. For groups who finish early, encourage them to share their thoughts on discussion topics listed below the graph.
Preparation: Borrow the book "The Sandwich Swap" by Queen Rania and Kelly DiPucchio from the library. Cut out the spinners and add a paper clip to the center using a brad. Gather blank paper and markers, or colorful shapes for toppings.