## Tuesday, March 19, 2013

### what and How animals Eat---And a free Geometry Unit!

Hello Everyone!
We had so much fun today learning about animal eating habits and dental tips!  After reading a couple of our new favorite books,and singing a new song on this topic, we created a quick anchor about what kind of animal teeth we would like to have. We began a written expression response to this same idea and tomorrow we will create our self portraits with animal teeth!  Can't wait!!

On another note, this next unit is for my sweet teacher friends who have geometry coming up in math!  We start next week learning about plane and solid figures. Our math book does not sufficiently cover this topic, so I decided to work hard to come up with some engaging activities that fit more precisely with our objectives.  The unit ended up being over 60 pages long with lots of fun activities, poems, math tub and extension ideas. There are a couple of craft connections and some edible projects as well.  Here are a couple of pics.

 Some mini posters are included

 An example of a math tub activity
 There are 3 - way match games for both the plane figures and the solid figures.

 I have...Who has games for both plane and solid figures

 Poetry!

 Craft connection

 Tangram story and templateIf this is something you think you might be able to use, click here for your printables!
Unit also includes patterns for pattern blocks, some pattern block pictures, and opportunities for kids to create their own designs. Kids love and learn through using pattern blocks.
I truly hope you can use some of this.  I know I can't wait to get started!!

Til next time, thanks for taking time out of your busy day to take a peek at ours! We appreciate you!!
Joyfully!
Nancy

1. As always, thank you so much for sharing. :)

2. Thanks so much Nancy! We are starting solid shapes next week.

Kelly

3. I was just telling my daughter (she also wants to be a teacher) that this is by far my favorite teaching blog and that you are beyond amazing! I love the things you do and how generous you are! Thank you...Thank you...Thank you!!!!!

1. Ohhh! Thank you so much, Kristi!! Honored to help!!
:)
N

4. These are awesome! Thank you for sharing.
Megan
mhorman@north-cedar.k12.ia.us

5. I am so glad I found your blog... You are AMAZING! Thanks again for all the wonderful materials... I will be using them as soon as I return from Spring Break.

You will be impacting the lives of at least another 18 children and one teacher! You ROCK!!!

6. You are awesome!

Wanted to tell ya in case no one has told you that today

That is all :)
Pocket Full of Kinders

1. Thanks, girl!!
You too!!
N

7. What if you had animal teeth is at our book fair now. I'm going in tomorrow to pick it up. Thank you for sharing.
Tammy

1. You are going to loooove it!! Grab a couple of copies, because the kids are going to fight over it!! :)
N

8. Thank you so much for all you share. We are starting our geometry after Spring break so this is perfect timing. Happy First Day of Spring!

1. Happy spring!! I can't wait to do our geometry stuff!! Hope you enjoy it!!
N

9. I'm in great shape...I'm now following you! Please stop by anytime!

1. Love your blog as well!!! thanks for all you do!
Nancy

10. Thank you! I love it!

11. Thank you so much for sharing this shape unit! Our math program also doesn't have much to this unit. This really helps me out in providing some more activities and math stations for my firsties.

You are awesome!

12. I have been scrolling back through the past couple of months and literally feel like I just won the lotto! You're units are amazing!!!

13. What a star you are. Thanks for sharing. My Year 1 will love this!

14. I absolutely LOVE this!!! Thank you so much!! :)

Ashley

The Balancing Act I Call Life

15. You are so very sweet to share all or your hard work for free! I hope some day I can give back to you a small portion of the time and money you have saved me!

16. I loved this! I can't wait to use it next year. We have already done shapes with my kinders this year!! Thank you so much!