## Tuesday, April 9, 2013

### Serious Symme"tree"

Hello Everyone,
We are in Chicago this week to celebrate the life and legacy of my husbands wonderful mom.  She lost her 10 year battle with cancer on Sunday morning.  We will miss her greatly, but rejoice in the truth that we will see her again.
While sitting at the airport for 4 hours waiting for our plane because of weather delays, finally boarding, then deplaning because they couldn't start the engines, walking about a mile to the absolute farthest gate possible to board a new plane, and then finally taking off,  I was able to put together a little symmetry unit for my sweeties.  We will begin learning about fractions, but I first wanted to go over symmetry, congruent shapes, equal parts, lines of symmetry, etc. Symmetry is an important mathematical concept that  actually serves as a jumping off point for many different mathematical objectives.  We naturally look for balance and order in our lives, as well as in math.  Symmetry can be taught with real life examples and leads beautifully in to a study of fractions.
This little unit includes :
2 mini posters with definitions
A hands on shape activity
creating a class symme “tree”
4 visual activities
3 center activities
A vocabulary word search

I hope you and your kiddos enjoy this as much as I think we will!  Let me know!! I'll post some pics of our life-sized symme"tree" when we get that done!

Anyway, till next time, have a wonder-filled week!
Joyfully!
Nancy

1. Too cute! Thank you so much for sharing. Nancy, I am so sorry for you & your husbands loss. Please know y'all will be in my thoughts & prayers.

Kelly

2. I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. Please take care. (I am glad you were able to make the best of a bad travel situation, rather than be upset by it, though.)

3. Sorry to hear about your mother-in-law's death. What comfort it is to know that we rejoice in the truth!

4. Sorry to hear about your loss! Thoughts and prayers are with you! Thanks for the symmetry unit too!

5. I'm sorry about your Mother-in-law. I also believe that you will see her again, BECAUSE you know the truth! Blessings to your family.
Ann
The Caffeinated Classroom

6. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Thanks for the freebie!

7. Nancy you're the best! Thanks again for sharing another wonderful unit!

Tracy
California