March 27, 2012

Marshmallow Shapes!

This is a quick post...because I wanted you all to know that, yes,
I am still alive and teachin' in good ol' Kansas!


We are wrapping up our math unit on shapes and thought 
I would share some pictures of an activity we did last week.

I saw this activity in a resource book I had, only it used
gumdrops. 
I thought it was cute, but I'm too cheap to buy enough
gumdrops for all 23 of my kiddos.
Marshmallows are much more economical. :)
Besides, that's what Clark Griswold would do and I often
ask myself, "What would Clark do?" to keep myself in check.

Ok, totally kidding.
Don't know where the heck this is coming from tonight...
but Christmas Vacation is one of my favorite movies EVER!

I'll just share the pics now. :)

First we traced solid figures and related the flat surfaces
to plane shapes.



 Then I set them loose to create solid figures...





They loved this activity and I bet your students would, too!

Gotta get back to the real business of the week...a Lorax themed
birthday party for my baby girl who will be 3 on Saturday!

Tonight I'm working on making truffala trees...wish me luck. ;)

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5 comments:

  1. First of all, I think any Christmas Vacation reference is valuable. I LOVE that movie. It's super quotable.

    Also, I just posted a freebie about the marshmallow shapes the other day! Check it out on my blog if you're interested :)
    Buzzing with Ms. B

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  2. Two things:
    First, separate blankets sound unromantic but if there is any hogging at all this is the best solution. I promise.
    Second, oh. My. Gosh. I am so excited to try that marshmallow activity!

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  3. This is soo cute! I am soo sad about my Tigers and I can't say I am excited about your Jayhawks either! Oh well you can't win them all. I am actually winning our family bracket contest we do every year. My brother is pretty mad because I rarely even watch basketball! :)

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  4. Lovin' the marshmallows...anytime you involve food & learning is a good idea with my students. :-) I'm out 'blog stalking' tonight since I'm new at it. Just wanted to stop by and say hey & I enjoyed your site.
    Thanks,
    Michelle
    nomonkeybusinessmichelle@gmail.com

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  5. Christmas Vacation is one of my favorite movies!

    Also, I'm so glad that someone else in Envisions is only at shapes :) Thanks for helping me feel less behind!!

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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