Sunday, February 9, 2014

Butterfly Geometry

I love any subject that crosses over into the world of art.  Geometry is definitely one of subjects and creates an optimal opportunity to dabble in art while studying mathematical concepts.  This week we finished our study of symmetry and congruence, so our class created some beautiful symmetrical butterflies with congruent wings.   

This activity opens up the conversation to all the ways geometry found in nature and the connection between school and  the real world grows stronger... That's a win for teacher and students!  Check out the pictures below!   It really is a simple activity, but the product is really unique and colorful.  We make them in winter colors so they reflect the season  in our classroom.  I love the final product and the look on my students' faces when they open their  butterfly is precious!  

Kids painting on side... Like a "B"
Plenty of paint ensures a good final image!
Rubbing the colors together...

Unfolding the page!
Green and groovy!

Bold and blue!


Monday, February 3, 2014

Soil, Moon, Tortilla...

What in the world am I talking about?... The last three units I've completed.  If you need something to augment your Reading Street classroom activities and instructional plans... these little goodies  (focus wall charts and stations activities, and writing activities) are really helpful!   Take a minute to check them out!

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Objectives Board II

Objectives boards are a big thing in my neck of the woods... I changed from using a whiteboard to a chalkboard this year...  But the white chalk was making everything pretty dusty... Answer... Enter Expo pen for chalkboards and other dark backgrounds.   Love it!  Love the results!... And best of all it's dust free!  The photo is a little old... but you get the idea!


Sunday, January 12, 2014

A Froggy Fable, The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin & More!

It's been a busy week around here... Three snow days to start (or should I say delay) our return to school... Grades due, report cards to complete and a new year to begin plus a house full of peeps recovering from the flu!  Heavens, I think I need a vacation!  A return to our regularly scheduled life will prove very restful, yea!  I have been typing like a crazy girl today trying to post these few goodies.  They are done and ready to go!

First... A Froggy Fable
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 Next,  The Life Cycle of a Pumpkin
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And Last,  The !00th Day Of School
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Saturday, November 30, 2013

A Weed is a Flower...

which may be true, but more importantly... finishing this little goodie means I am able to prep my lesson plans up to winter break.  Ahh, wonderful winter vaca,  I can see you in the distance!  Hard to believe the year will be half over when we break for that lovely (and oh, so needed) two weeks!
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