Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Fun with Letters

Does My Letter Say?

During this activity I have a letter taped to each child’s back.  The fun part is the kids do not know what their letter is!!!  HAHAHAHAHA  I give them a strip of paper with all the letters we have worked on so far, and they must go around and ask their friends…… "Does my letter make the" _____” sound?”  The other kids have been told they can only answer with a “Yes” or  a “No.”  Remember, we can not tell our friends what their letter is.  When the students know what letter they have hidden on their backs, I have them come to me and tell me the name of their letter.  They LOVE this game. 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fun With Shapes

Last week we wrapped up our plane shapes unit learning all about the circle, square, rectangle, triangle, ellipse, and hexagon.  One of my favorite things to do during this unit is watch them build these shapes with their bodies.  Working together with their peers, the students must decide how many sides the shape has and make a group with that many people. 

One of the last things we do during this unit is build Shape Monsters.  Using any of the shapes they want, they create a monster of their choice.  I love seeing how these turn out, and their creativity really shines.  After creating their monsters, the students count the number of different shapes they used and graph their results.