Tuesday, March 20, 2012

We started unit 7 in math this week which deals mainly with Geometry concepts. 
Our learning target today were:
1) I will identify 2 dimensional shapes
2) I will describe characteristics of 2D shapes

We discussed the following shapes: squares, triangles, hexagons, skinny and fat rhombuses, trapezoids, circles, and rectangles. We even talked a little bit about parallelograms.
After our discussion we read 2 books by Lois Ehlert, Color Zoo and Color Farm where we observed how shapes can be used to make lots of different animals. 
Next, we each made a shape critter using the shapes that we had discussed

Below are all of our creations. Ask your child to identify some of the shapes used in their and their classmates creations. Enjoy!
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We will be using our shape critter projects in writer's workshop this week to learn how to write How-to paragraphs. We will be going through the writing process (brainstorming, rough draft, edit, revise, and publish) to put our paragraphs together. Be on the lookout for the final projects to be on the blog sometime next week.

A big thank you to Mr. Sufka for coming in and sharing a Robert Munsch story with the class this morning as well. We had a lot of laughs and some good discussion about the topic of bullying. Ask your child about the story, Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert Munsch.

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