Thursday, April 19, 2012

Solid Figures and a winner!

Hi all!

First things first... if you have already purchased my Off To The Zoo! Unit from TPT it was just revised :) Head on over and re-download!

And congrats to the winner of the giveaway....commenter #9 Kate! Check your email!

Alrighty...

This week has been all about solid figures. Now this is not new to the kiddos (solid shapes are discussed in kinder) but, honestly, they have the most difficult time remembering the names of the figures and counting the faces and corners! So I thought it would be worth it to give them a fun review this week!

Since my kiddos loved the coin flipper, I had them make a sold figure one too... They loved it just as much... first graders are so easy to please :)

nothing super fancy... but if you are interested in the project let me know and I'll post the patterns and pieces!

Then we began to classify and sort our solid figures. I've seen this hula hoop venn around the web a bit so I had to give it a try... Super fun!



 The kiddos helped me sort the solid figures by the type of face it had... we used some actual solid figure blocks and some realia... the kids were really crossing their fingers that there were graham crackers in that box and we weren't using it for math... nope! lol


Today we worked in small groups to investigate the solid figures. I only have one set of blocks so I broke the kids into groups of two and three. I assigned them each a solid figure and they had to create a poster that told us about their figure (it had to include the name, a picture, the number of faces and corners and if it was flat or round).

I LOVE seeing firsties working on group projects!
Here is a completed poster.



P.S. I NEVER, I mean NEVER let them use markers in class, but they have been so unbelievably awesome lately, why not? right? So I handed a box of markers to each group with the instructions... "trace and decorate your poster" ... A hot mess? ... No...I think they turned out great!

And... I had totally planned on posting some solid figure freebie worksheets that we did with our investigations... but I left my thumb drive at school... so I'll post them tomorrow :)

Till then.. :)

25 comments:

Laurel Frazier said...

Solid figure flip book: Yes please! Today we made solid figures with marshmallows and spaghetti, and the flip book would be just the right reinforcement I think.

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Great activities!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Tonia said...

I would love the solid figure flip book! This is always a challenge for my kiddie.
Tonia
Tvento1313@msn.com

Jaycee Weaver and Lohren Nolan said...

Love your blog. I just started one and if you could go and follow it, that would be great!

totallyterrificteachingtools.blogspot.com

Lohren Nolan

Mrs. Wheeler said...

Love the shape flip book. Could you email it to me please?

meganwheeler44@yahoo.com
www.mrswheelerfirst.blogspot.com

*I'm a new follower!*

tai said...

I would love the solid flip book figure. The kids would love doing this! By the way you have great ideas!

taied06@yahoo.com

Carlee said...

Hi, I would love to have the figure flip book please. Thanks so much!!
skyamarisse@yahoo.com

Maria Xenitellis said...

A copy of the figure flip book would be much appreciated. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us!

mxenitellis@gmail.com

Beverly Vercelli said...

Can you please send me solid figures flip book and other shapes worksheets that you mentioned? I love the activities!

bmr549@yahoo.com

Thanks!
Beverly

Clarissa said...

I notice this is from several months ago - did you end up putting the flip book up somewhere? I'd love to have it!

clarissaribbens@baisedu.org

=)

secondgradeteacher said...

I am doing unit on 3D shapes and I came across your blog on pinterest. I would love the efile!!!

speronace1@earthlink.net

Heather said...

I would love to have a copy of the solid figure flipper, please!

Heather said...

ooops! Here is a good email address for you to send it to: iteach3sjb@yahoo.com

Thank you!

Tomagirl said...

Hi,
I know this is way after the fact, but I am looking for a last minute solid shapes activity and I LOVE this! Would you be so wonderful to email me a copy please??!!! Much thanks...
Tami
tshipman@vusd.org

Megan said...

I would love a copy of this! please post!
mgnreynolds@yahoo.com

jcsmom115 said...

I would love a copy of the solid shape flip book also. Thank you!!

vannee said...

Great idea on the flip book.
It would be great if you still have the templates. I would like a copy of one.

My email is:
vannee.mak@gmail.com

Thanks

Samantha Jones said...

I really like your flip book.
If you still have the templates I would love a copy.
samantha.jones2@education.wa.edu.au
Thank you

masonsmom said...

OMG I know this is an old post but I would LOVE the shapes flip book. Could you please send it to me? My email is ostrowskijm@gmail.com Thanks so much!!!

Ashley Drysdale said...

Please send this to me it looks awesome for sorting solids!

atkirk24 said...

I would also love copies of the shape flip book. Please send to kirka@district87.org Thanks!

Brazil Trip 2009 said...

I would love a copy of the solid figure flip book please!!!!!!

courtleigh2317@gmail.com

Thanks so much :)

Erika Illies said...

I would love a copy of the solid figure flip book if still possible! erika.bauer90@gmail.com

Thank you!
Can't wait to use it..

Jeremy Rizzo said...

I would love a copy of your solid figure flip book
srizzo@neisd.net

Ashley Csinos said...

I would love a flip book template too please!
acsinos@hts.on.ca