Thursday, March 7, 2013

Shape Walk

This week, my first grade "shape-ologists" went on a shape "walk".  I set out several large posters with a picture of a shape, the name of it, and then a smaller "mini" poster asking the kids to describe the shape, and list real world examples.  They were split into groups of three, and rotated to a new shape every 5 minutes or so.  

I was so impressed with their work--not only did they collaborate wonderfully, but they came up with descriptions and examples that were thoughtful and creative!  (I loved that one of the triangle real-world examples said, "If you add angry eyes and a beak, it would be an angry bird."  YES!)  

Here are all the posters on display for the reference during our geometry unit of study.  The rainbow colors make me happy.  :)

I also wanted to include this little snap shot of this architectural creation a few of my kiddos made at their shape stations--they were so excited when I took a picture--they REALLY wanted me to share it on the blog!  :)  Good job, guys!  {Oh, and  I'm supposed to tell you that the little tiny blocks are people.}


Rachel Lamb said...

so sweet! {the kids that is!}

Mrs. Griffith said...

Great idea to get their little brains thinking! Pinning this to remember for our shape unit next year. Thanks for sharing : )

For the Love of First Grade

Ms. Lium said...

Love it! Last year I had students bring in real examples of shapes and we glued them to posteroard then went on a "Shape Parade" around the school. I'll have to include a shape walk next time!

Jessica said...

Love the creation!! Quite impressive!

Apples and Papers

Glenda said...

Thank you! I wish I was in grade one. I mean I wish I was in your grade one class. You are doing the most important job in the world with all of your heart and soul. It gives me such a happy and hopeful feeling.
Tell the boys and girls that their building looked like a great castle. It had so many interesting parts. It made me wish I was one of the little people.

Diana said...

This is so cute! We just finished our shape unit but I totally want to do this next year :-)

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