Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Creating Symmetry and a Natural Resources Unit

Hello Everyone!
You should have heard the OOOOH's and AHHHH's today during math. Yes, math!! :)  We continued our exploration of symmetry today by creating our own sensational symmetrical shapes. I know you have probably all done this before, but the kids loooooved it, so I thought I'd share. The kids had a plain manilla piece of construction paper.  They had to decide whether they wanted to fold their paper to find the line of symmetry vertically or horizontally.  Then they got to squirt a few different colors on one side of the line.  Next came the mysterious part.  They folded the paper again and rubbed the places where they could feel the paint.  Then, open the paper back up!  Tah-Dah!  OOOOH! AHHHH!  A quick, easy, and beautiful way to show symmetry.

I also wanted to do a quick share of a new ultra mini unit I put together introducing kids to our natural resources.  We begin this unit next week.  We will be studying this for several weeks, so I will be adding to it as we go along, but this 29 page cross curricular unit will help to introduce.  
Here are a few pics. 

Mini posters for air, water, soil, trees

subtraction mystery picture using a 120 board

Hands on activities
6 page problem solving mini book

You can click here for your printable!!

Till next time, thanks for taking a peek into our window of wonder!  Have a great night!