## Fractions – Whole and Half

I am learning to understand what a whole is and what a whole looks like.

I know I can do it when I can understand and draw whole objects.

This week we are going to look at fractions, but before we do that, it is important to talk about what we mean by a whole.

A whole means one entire thing – Something complete.

A whole cake

A whole banana

A whole class

A whole song

A whole bag of lollies

A whole pizza

What do these statements mean? Discuss.

## Drawing, Describing and Labelling Known Dr. Seuss Characters.

I am learning to select a character and describe its traits.

I know I can do it when I have created a detailed image of a character and labelled its traits.

Over the years you would have read many Dr Seuss books. Each book contains interesting and unique characters.

They are both physically (what we can see) and personally (character traits- what they are like) interesting.

Below is an image of many of the famous characters you may have seen. Some examples include, Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Thing 1 & Thing 2, The Grinch, Sam-I-Am, Horton, Mr Knox, The Fox, Yertle the Turtle and so forth.

### First

Choose your favourite Dr. Seuss character (it may be one listed above or another that you can think of).

Draw a detailed picture of the character. Make sure the picture is large to allow you to add plenty of detail with colour and physical attributes.

If you have some Dr. Seuss books you can look at those or listen to some stories online.

### Next

After you have drawn your picture, you are going to label it by describing the character. For more information about describing a character, watch the video below. ↓↓↓

Using your picture, you are now going to label your illustration with both physical traits and character traits.

Physical traits are the things we can see such as describing colour, shape, size, and texture.

Personal are a bit more difficult as we need to understand their personality based on what they say, do and how they act.

If you cannot fit all your labelling on the picture, you can list them on a separate sheet of paper. Try and come up with at least 6 for each (physical/character).

For example:

Physical: blue gloves, red fur, shaggy fur, stripy hat, huge ears.

Personal: crazy, funny, friendly bossy etc.