Monday, March 25, 2013

"Eggs"tra Special Plane Figures

Hello Everyone,
Today we reviewed some of the plane figures the kids would be working with this week; the figures they find in their pattern blocks. We discussed what an attribute was and what kinds of attributes different pattern blocks have. We spread out the figures on a large plastic egg shaped work mat.(Spring has sprung!) As we looked at each figure closely, we wrote down (with a wipe off marker) the attributes we discovered, including  numbers of sides and  vertices.

One of the activities in my math tubs this week is a game called Egg Toss Tally.  I simply took an egg carton, put the pattern block figures in the cups.  The kids have to toss a ball into the egg carton. count up the number of sides on the shape in the cup where the ball lands and record it. Toss the ball 4 times and then add all four tosses together. (A little plane figure practice and a little addition practice all wrapped up into one activity!)

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Stay tuned for more math fun........and a little fun from that boy who wished he had duck feet! HUH??  :)
Till then, thanks for stopping by our little window!  It's a wonder-filled view!


  1. I just love your blog! Thanks SO much for always sharing!!!!
    Christy :)

    Mrs. Christy’s Leaping Loopers

  2. I could REALLY use a brain as creative as yours!! Maybe I just overthink things...your ideas are always so simple yet effective. Thanks for always sharing!

    For the Love of First Grade

  3. I love your blog! Thank you for coming up with such great ideas and thank you for always sharing.

    First Grade A to Z

  4. Nancy,

    Another amazing activity with adorbale recording sheets - I know the children will love this! You are amazing! I am obsessed with your blog... You are an inspiration - blessed with so much creativity!!! Thank you for making all of your creations available to us and for sharing your gift. I am sure you are "the teacher" that all of your students will remember forever and say was their inspiration when they were growing up.

    You were abviously born to be a TEACHER - and I can tell that you truly found your passion in life!

    Happy Spring!

  5. So Cute! I love your mats. You have wonderful ideas and are so generous to share.

    Classroom companion

  6. Thank you for sharing! I love reading about the exiting happenings in your classroom. I miss the days of teachers sharing what was going on in their room. Now, all we get are ads for their new products that they are selling. I'm always excited to try out your ideas. Thanks again for sharing!

  7. Perfect for our study of geometry. Thanks for sharing! You are so wonderful and full of great ideas.

    Chickadee Jubilee


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