Thursday, February 9, 2012

Geometric Madness!

This has been a crazy week and I am just a bad blogger! Luckily I had my camera this week for  at least one thing I did. Doctoral classes on Monday and Tuesday every week is killing me! I am so ready to get my Ed.D. and to be finish with school(shooting for May 2013). Ten straight years of college is enough to make anybody want to scream! Instead of screaming, I just channeled all of that energy into my teaching. Now to the madness.....This week we started our Geometric unit. My kids were so excited about not doing regrouping with subtraction anymore and so was I. We still continue to do our spiral review daily on regrouping and other concepts but it was time for something new. Let's get to the madness(enough we get it)! I am known as the "Manipulative Queen" well at least to myself anyways but I didnt realize that I had only three sets of geometric shapes when I went to pull them out for my unit introduction. I was so sure that somebody had sticky fingers and they just accidentally left with them, then I remembered I never pressed pay now on Lakeshore! So guess what we made our own...and then the fun madness begun!

We used paper templates to create our own shapes(oops that's not what they call it on TCAP) Solid figures slash 3 dimensional figures. Take a look at these templates..
Cylinder Template

Cone template

Don't scractch your head just yet trying to imagine how you are suppose to glue these to make any types of "Solid Figures"...but after many sighs, a tear or two, and a unbelievable amount of hard work this is what good effort resulted in...

 Whew....minutes after this activity was completed, I went back and pressed PAY NOW AND SUBMIT ORDER about 3 times(not really) on Lakeshore! We also used items brought from home that had the same shape as the figures we are learning! It was a great experience for them and the students did take pride in having their own set of shapes Solid figures! Well worth the effort..certainly not worth the craziness! :)


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