Family Tree Album
Celebrate your family history with this unique family tree.
This clever family tree can list names of students, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and even great-great-grandparents by using the Fraction Fringe dies.
Supplies Used: Adhesive, Cardstock or construction paper, Chipboard, Comb binder (or bind at a copy center), Crayons or markers, Pen (white), Photos, Scissors
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Die-cut the Fraction Fringe from assorted colors of cardstock or construction paper. Additionally, die-cut the square from chipboard and black and white cardstock or construction paper (Figure A).
- Write or print the student’s name using the white pen on the bottom of the colored square, and attach a photo if desired (Figure B).
- Write the names of the parents on the halves with the white pen.
- Write the names of the grandparents on the fourths.
- Write the names of the great-grandparents on the eighths.
- Write the names of the great-great-grandparents on the sixteenths.
- Decorate the front and title pages of the album with crayons, markers or die-cuts (Figure C).
- Assemble the pages, and bind together with a comb binder, or bind the album at a copy center (Main Photo).
- Photos of each generation can be added in the appropriate section (Figure D).
- Add additional pages for extra photos if desired.
- Make sure to use the Fraction Fringe when discussing equivalent fractions, liquid measurements and music notes (Figure E).
- Figure A
- Figure B
- Figure C
- Figure D
- Figure E
Social Studies-U.S. History
NSS-USH.K-4.1 Living and Working Together in Families and Communities, Now and Long Ago
- Understands family life now and in the past, and family life in various places long ago
Fine Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.2 Using Knowledge of Structures and Functions
- Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas
NA-VA.K-4.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
- Students identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum
Numbers and Operations Grade 3
Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.
- Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned in b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.
Measurement and Data Grade 3
Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of tine, liquid volumes and masses of objects
- Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg) and liters (l). Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem.