Tomorrow I return to school after a glorious
short two week break. I cannot tell you in words how much I *loved* being at home with my sweet puppies. They are going to be so sad when momma wakes up at 5:30 (ughhhh!) to go to work! Over break I worked pretty stinking hard (in between snuggles) to prepare for our upcoming math unit: Geometry. Our focus will mainly be on the attributes of 2-D and 3-D shapes! This is what our next few weeks are going to look like! (sorry for the picture quality... it's a combination of bad kitchen lighting and iPad camera!)
2-D vs. 3-D sort! We're going to discuss how 2-D shapes are flat and 3-D shapes are fat!
3-D Shapes in our World! I plan to do a scavenger hunt around the school looking for some 3-D shapes, but we'll also do some in-the-classroom activities -- Like this matching game!
It's all about the attributes! I made these two fun board games to help my kids go over attributes of 2-D and 3-D shapes. They will roll the dice and move that many spaces, then they have to answer whatever question it's asking for that particular shape. For example, they could roll 2, land on a cube that says "vertices" and then they'd have to say how many vertices there are. This game will be played after LOTS of teaching!
I don't know about your kiddos but mine LOVE the chance to get up and move around the room. I made this little Write the Room activity for the kiddos to get some extra practice in!
My kiddos will also be doing some work with similar and congruent shapes. How cute are those pea pods? Get it? Two peas in a pod? For congruent shapes? ;)
We are going to be BUSY BUSY BUSY working on our 2-D and 3-D shapes! I'm so glad I had the chance over break to get all these centers printed, laminated, and cut! Now I won't be scrambling. If you'd like to try some of these activities with your babies you can find them HERE! or by clicking the picture below!
By the way... Have you gotten a chance to check out the giveaway I'm running right now? You won't want to miss it! Tons of fabulous bloggers and sellers donated items to make your transition back into the new semester smooth! Click the picture below to check it out and enter for your THREE separate chances to win! :)