Thursday 15 November 2012

Shape Up!

Sorry, just stopping by for a quick update! I'm right smack dab in the middle of report cards. This was our Remembrance Day bulletin board. We read "The Peace Book" by Todd Parr and did our own "Peace is..." writing (posted this freebie here last year). My favourite is "Peace is suntanning." Haha. Too cute! We also made this cute poppy wreaths. Warning: oil pastels + hot laminating = runny mess. Whoops! Where was my brain??

In math, we have been practicing our 2D shapes. I put together this anchor chart that we filled in together over a few days. You can download the chart labels {here} for free. The shape clipart is from the blog LoveTwoTeach and, best of all, it's free!

I made the clipart into large posters, as well, and we like to play the mystery shape game! I hide one of the shapes and give the students three clues to try and guess it. It's a fun way to kill a few minutes at the end of class!

Here's a few shape books I like to read during our lessons:

After we read "The Shape of Things", we made our own shape pictures. I put out large 11x17" white paper and various shapes for students to choose. Each student chooses one shape and creates a picture around it. Tomorrow we will do some writing along the lines of "A circle is just a circle, until you add a body and wings, then it becomes a pigeon!"

 Pigeon and duckling... so cute! Can you tell we are starting our Mo Willems author study?

 Circle flowers!

Square robots... a whole squad of them!

Here's a fun game we enjoyed playing too. It's called "Trace a Shape"! Students roll the die and trace the shape they rolled. Did you stock up on foam cubes at the dollar store like I did? Then just draw some shapes on them to make a shape dice! Easy peasy! Grab your own game {here}.

If you haven't stopped by my TpT store lately, I posted this 2D shape book a few weeks ago. It's a freebie, so grab it if you haven't yet! It contains pages for the following shapes: circle, oval, triangle, square, rectangle, rhombus, trapezoid, pentagon, hexagon, and octagon. Each page follows the same format: write it, draw it, sides/corners, color it, and draw objects that are that shape! Click the picture below to check it out at TpT.

That's it for now! Happy Friday tomorrow! Yay!!


  1. Liking the Remembrance Day board!! My kids had a great time making our Remembrance Day poppies this year.

  2. Love the shape book! Thanks!

    I'm having a math giveaway/Freebie as well!

    Mention my giveaway in a post and I will send it to you for FREE!

    The Reading Corner

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