1-2-3 Come Make A Barn Manipulative With Me
My Y5's LOVED "sliders". I designed them for every theme and for a variety of report card standards (shapes, letters, numbers, words etc.) They provide wonderful fine motor skill practice, and are a quick, easy and fun way to whole-group assess. I named them "sliders" because students "slide" their answer strip up and down to locate the correct response.
I've had quite a few requests for lessons revolving around a farm theme, so I thought I'd whip together a barn slider. Have students glue their head over the farm girl/boy who's peeking out of the door, to make this extra special.
There are traceable word cards featuring various farm life holding a shape. I've also included traceable, shape-word cards as well. Teachers can flash a card, students then manipulate their slider to find that shape and shape word on their sliders.
Print off extra sets of the cards so children can play Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?" shape games. For further reinforcement, run off the "My Shapes booklet". Children trace and write the shape word, as well as trace and color the shape.
Click on the link to view/download the Who Let The Shapes Out Barn Packet.
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1-2-3 Come Review Shapes With Me!
I found that the more I immersed children in shapes and shape vocabulary, the quicker they grasped the standards. I tried to give students a variety of activities to do, that would involve an assortment of standards, so that I was covering quite a bit, in a short amount of time, with just one activity.
Glyphs and games were wonderful alternatives, that my Y5's really enjoyed. I get quite a few requests for glyphs, and by the number of people who download and PIN them, they are obviously popular. The Quilt Glyph is covered with 2D flat shapes.
Run off and pass out the glyph quilts. Students write their name in the center. The teacher reads the Quilt Glyph directions and has students color the shapes according to their answers. To add that "finishing touch" students can glue a photo on their favorite shape.
Pre-cut a variety of colors of construction paper. Have students choose one and glue their quilt to it. Arrange all of the pieces on a bulletin board to resemble a large classroom quilt. Your caption can read: "We are all wonderfully unique, yet we go together perfectly!" Click on the link to view/download the Back to School Quilt Glyph.
Another way to review shapes is via the "Quick Quilt" game. Run off the template. Students take turns spinning the shape spinner.
Whatever shape they land on, is the one that they trace and color on their quilt. Encourage students to identify the shape by saying its name.
The 1st one who completes their quilt, or the one with the most shapes colored in when the timer rings, is the winner.
The rest of the players complete their quilts too. I've included a black and white spinner, as well as one in color, plus both options, with shape- word labels. Students can color they shapes any color that they want (I encourage children to use lots of colors) or they can color the shape to match the one on the spinner.
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1-2-3 Come Study Shapes With Me!
This 40-page packet will help you review Common Core Standards: K.G.1, K.G.2, RF.K.1a, RF.K.3c, L.K.2a, L.K.2b, L.1.2b, RF.1.1a, K.MD.3, 1.MD.4, 1.G.1
with quick, easy and fun ways to review 2D shapes.
The packet includes:
Click on the link to view/download the Pig Shape Packet.
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1-2-3 Come Make Silly Shaped Owls With Me!
Since the Silly Shaped Penguins were such a huge hit in January, I decided to whip together a packet of 2D shape activities using owls.
I love owls, and lately, they seem to be all the rage.
You can quickly make these silly shaped owls and increase your students knOWLedge of shapes, shape words, attributes etc.
These activities make nice Daily 5 Word Work lessons, and will help reinforce Common Core State Standards: K.G.1, K.G.2, K.MD.3, 1.MD.4, 1.G.1
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1-2-3 Come Lace And Learn With Me!
The more ways you can get students involved in shapes, the better the chance of the recognition-light bulb finally going on.
Lacing is fun for little ones, as well as an awesome fine motor skill.
These "Lace To Learn" shapes are quick and easy to make.
Simply run them off on card stock, laminate, trim and punch holes.
Students can lace in and out through the holes with a long piece of yarn or ribbon with the tips taped, or a big shoestring is also fun.
Have children say the shape several times as they lace.
I've labeled the shapes with traceable words, so that tracing them with a dry erase marker is also great word reinforcement.
When students have completed their project, ask them to name 1 or 2 attributes that they discovered while they were lacing.
Click on the link to view/download the Learn While You Lace 2D Shape Activity.
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1-2-3's, ABC's, and Shapes Via The Mail
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I love making up special alphabet, number and shape cards for each month.
I think it helps students stay interested and focussed if they come in the first of every month and see a seasonal change that brightens up your room and adds variety to the "same-old- same-old"...
My Y5's loved going to the post office to mail their Valentines. It was a fun way for me to cover that information, and just a few blocks walk from our school.
With that in mind, I wanted to dream up some cards involving envelopes. I thought letters of the alphabet and letters in an envelope was a cute idea, thus Letter Letters, Number Letters and Shape Letters were born.
Number Letters covers the Common Core State Standards: RF.K.3c, K.CC.4a, K.CC.4b, K.CC.4c, K.OA.5,K.CC.6 and is a fun way to review counting, number words, simple addition and subtraction as well as greater and less than.
It includes a blank set for you to program with whatever...+ math symbols: < > + - = so students can make equations and solve them.
I've also included 2-pages of tips of what to do with the cards, including games.
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Letter Letters can be used as a border or laminate, cut them up into puzzles and use them to play games.
This packet includes a blank sheet for you to program with whatever...+ a cover so students can make an Itty Bitty Booklet, as well as 3-pages of tips of what to do with the cards.
Finally, Shape Letters is a delightful way to review these 11 2-D shapes: circle, oval, triangle, rectangle, square, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, heart, star and crescent.
The packet helps reinforce colors and color words as well. Remind students that these are two-dimensional shapes and lie in a plane or "flat."
Put them on the wall as a border, or run off a set for your students and have them write the shape word and then trace and color the shape.
You can also laminate them, cut them up and make them into puzzles. Students match the word to its shape.
Pass them out to students and give spatial directions: "Put your shape over, under, between, behind, beside, left-right, etc."
If you do the above, you'll be covering Common Core State Standards: K.G.1, K.G.2, K.G.3
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