Symmetry Teaching Ideas

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel my friends. It has been a long, long, long tunnel but the glimmer of summer at the end is in sight. I am linking up for Five for Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching.

http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.ca/2015/05/five-for-friday-linky-party-may-8th.html




This week we continued working on symmetry. We did this class activity - it is based on a picture from Pinterest that comes from First Grade Wow


I placed two metre sticks in the middle of our carpet. I cut construction paper into squares then triangles. We passed out the triangles. I got us started by placing my triangle. Students took turns adding a triangle or adding their triangle to make sure our design was symmetrical.






Then half of the class went to their desk with a pipe cleaner and some pattern blocks. They created one half of a design. Then the other half of the students found a partner and tried to create the other half of the design. Some were very tricky.




We made this class anchor chart inspired by the one I found on Pinterest from Northwestern Kiddies

We also watched this booktalk (since I could not get a hold of a copy of the book in time!!)




We watched the video one time through, then we re-watched it and stopped the video to add lines of symmetry to the various objects. It would be great with a document camera too!

If you are looking for a fun symmetry idea check out my math game (read about it here)

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Symmetry-1839316





We also worked on words with "ou" and "ow". I used some of the resources from the pack The Out of Towners from Cara Carroll.

First I introduced the sound with the Band-Aid Family. We talked about what we say when we get hurt and need a Band-Aid. Then we used some of the picture sorts from the pack to make our anchor chart.









We used some of the craftivity resources from the Cara Carroll pack to brainstorm what we would take on a trip out of town, where we would go and what we would see.

We read this book



to see what postcards looked like and what their purpose was.

Then students used a large index card to create a postcard scene. They added the Band-aid family and wrote a few sentences about something that they saw. We tried, we really tried to add adjectives - some success, some....not so much.

Well that is a little sample from our week. I am keeping my eye on that light my friends!!!


1 comment

  1. Fun activities all week in your classroom!! How adorable are the Band-Aid activities! So many hands on activities to get a deep understanding of the concepts. You're awesome!
    Joanne
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

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