I'm so happy to finally get back on the computer and browse blogs for ideas. I have been sick this whole weekend and haven't had a chance to post my new stuff and share ideas. I am feeling a little better today, so I thought I would get to posting and peaking at Pinterest (I love that site)! Well I posted my new Treasures Unit 2 Week 1 unit at my Teachers Notebook Shop and it is one of my favorites so far. These have been a pretty big hit, so I plan to try to make these every week if I am inspired with some ideas.
This next shapes activity is very cute and worked great for kids. I have a very musical group this year that loves to sing and do any kind of chant to help them learn. A teacher in my building gave me this idea, so I can't take any credit. We use the Saxon math program and in the beginning of the year we review/teach the shapes. Last week the shape was rectangles, so I introduced this cute catchy song to the tune of Frère Jacques.
I am thinking, I am thinking
Of a shape, Of a shape
It has four sides
Two are longer
What is it?
What is it?
After we did the song together I set them off on a hunt for rectangles around the room. Each kid was given a rectangle shape label and had to find and label a shape in the room. We checked them together and left them up all week. The kids loved it because they were up and moving!
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Have a wonderful start to a new week!