One of my teammates had the great idea for the kiddos to make the shapes from the book with geo-boards… oh my goodness… it make the book EVEN better than before! So, my students sat at the carpet, geoboards in hand, ready to become shape-shifters!! We paused throughout the book and made every shape that the triangle turned into.
Afterwards, my students chose one shape to create on their geoboard first, and then replicated that shape using construction paper. We gave the shapes human-characteristics just for fun 🙂
Each student shared their shape and description with the class. After sharing, we added all of our new shapes to the chart! Here are some of my favorites:
Talk about fun and interactive!! They were creating, describing, and extending their learning from the week. This, my friends, is not just cutesy fluff stuff… this is kid work on display! Sure, you could do a shape worksheet and count sides and vertices all day long, or you could CREATE a shape with your own hands 🙂
Happy Thursday! Only one more day until Thanksgiving Break!! YAHOO!!!!
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Tomorrow is the BIG DAY!!!! We are so excited for ROCK YOUR SCHOOL!! Make sure you follow along at @getyourteachon and if you are participating make sure to the the hashtags: #getyourteachon & #rockyourschool 💙💚💓🧡💜. And yes, I chopped off a boat load of hair!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Looks like @teachin_gal has her kiddos all ready for place value!!! #magicofmath ・・・ Ready to dive into place value tomorrow! Printing anything on @astrobrights makes me happy 😍 bit.ly/2ndMoMUnit1... See MoreSee Less
Directed Drawing Tip: Have students draw on half sheets of paper, index cards, or something similar. Then they don’t take up quite as much space. In this pic, my students worked together to retell the story, then we added both of their drawings to the display!