Thursday, December 12, 2013

Winter Wonderland

Snowy weather has put students in room 116 in the seasonal spirit. Take a stop by to snuggle up to the fire with a good book or an educational iPad app.  We've changed over our high-five turkeys and have made snowmen to help us count by twos.  1st graders brought in some very creative eyes to help us skip count by twos. 
1st grade mathematicians have been discussing defining and non-defining attributes for plane and solid shapes.  1st graders have been investigating the number of sides, number of vertices, color and size.  We've even hunted for these shapes around the classroom.
Check out all the circles we found!
With our discussion of shapes, 1st graders have also been learning about symmetry.  Lines of symmetry divide shapes into two equal parts.  1st graders can partition shapes into halves and fourths.
Hunting for the line of symmetry.
1st grades experimented with making pictures out of shapes.  Students were very creative making robots, flowers and many different animals.

Hunt for plane and solid shapes or try going on the hunt for line(s) of symmetry at home.
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