Friday, April 06, 2012

3-D Shapes

Yippee!
It's Easter Weekend....that means it's time to relax, rest and reflect on the meaning of Easter with family and friends...
oh, and I'll probably be working on some school stuff!

This past week I was out of my classroom for 3 of the 4 days working on EDI (Early Development Instrument).
Every 3 years all Senior Kindergarten teachers across the country participate by completing an online survey (of what feels like 1000+ questions per student).  The data is used to measure developmental trends in population.
Anyone else do this?

That being said, I didn't get to see my students in action working on our Easter activities.  In the next couple of weeks we will be starting our Planting unit.  This unit is so much fun to teach, I can't wait!

We did start learning about 3-Dimensional shapes.
I created this fun sorting activity that I plan on using when we go back next Tuesday.  I'm going to have the students sort the pictures as a large group and then leave it out at my pocket chart for centre time.

You can get your *free* copy by clicking on the picture.
We are also having a 3-D Treasure Day next week.  Each student has a job this weekend...they must find some 3-D shapes around their house and bring those items in to school.  They will be explaining what kind of 3-D shape it is, describing it (i.e. it rolls) and then we will sort and graph to see what everyone brought in.  Fun!

Here is the letter that I sent home.
Enjoy the long weekend, blogger-friends!  
Wishing everyone a blessed Easter!

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the freebies. They look great. Have a Happy Easter!
    Robynn
    BusyBees

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  3. Thanks, Alessia! These are wonderful. I appreciate you sharing. I love the idea of having the kids bring in samples from home. (I usually do all this work!!!) Have a blessed Easter with your family.
    Your friend in Missouri! :)

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  4. Thank you very much. These activities are going to be perfect for our shapes unit. Out of curiosity, what is the name of the font you used for the parent letter? Also, is there a way you could send me a copy of the parent letter that uses the word "soda" instead of "pop". In California, no one says "pop" unless their parents came here from out of state. ;) Again, thank you for your generous postings.
    THYordan@aol.com

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  5. Thank you! We are starting 3D shapes right after our spring break. This will be perfect.

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  6. Thank you for the freebie! I've done the EDI a few times now but I only got one day paid to get it done! I had to do most of it in the evening after my kids went to bed. :). No word on having to do it this year, though.

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  7. We do a similar rating scale in Maryland every year. Such a pain! I am planning on starting three d shapes this week, too! Thanks!

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  8. Such a cute activity! Thanks for sharing with us!

    Joni @ KinderKids Fun

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  9. Thanks for the freebie... This is a great activity to use so I can review with the littles... Thanks for sharing.. Come by and visit me kinderkiddies1.blogspot.com

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  10. love the sorting game, thank you! I'm going to do this in partners in small groups.

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