One thing that is important to me as I school is making basic things like math and reading relevant. To this day, in order to remember certain fractions, I picture a cherry pie and decide whether I'd rather have 1/8 of it or 1/9th, etc. as I was taught back in 4th grade.
We're beginning early fractions with Hannah and I found a perfect recipe that includes basic fractions. For our "lessons," we used different sized measuring cups (e.g., 1/3 or 1/2) and added them together to make a whole. It was great to see Hannah "get it"!
My friend Andrea coincidentally* posted it to Facebook the day before we began fractions.