Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Focus...Click! 2D/3D Shapes in the Environment!

Remember my environmental print alphabet posters?  Well...I decided to stick with my new camera and take a few more pictures for a new pack.  This time I've gone SHAPE HAPPY! :)  I've been snapping pictures of 2-D and 3-D shapes in the environment all over the place.  Stores, drive-thrus, airports.....call me crazy but taking pictures can be a little addictive!  I narrowed down my photos to a mere 88 pictures that I compiled into this brand new creation.

The pack includes: 79 photo cards, 8 shape scene cards, 3-In-a-Row game (8 game mats), 26 sorting cards, 2 Spin and Graph games, "I Can" and "Math Talk" task cards

Make sure and download the FREE PREVIEW FILE to grab your "sample" activity {here} or click on the Google doc {here}.

I've been testing the activities out in my own classroom over the last 6 weeks and things have gone great!  My kids have really enjoyed connecting their shape knowledge with the environment (thank you CCSS).  I am happy to report that we officially have the shape fever.  Seriously.  It is impossible to look at anything these days without analyzing the shapes within it.  Plus, we have gotten really good at composing and decomposing those suckers.  I found a few tent building kits on clearance at Kohl's after the holidays.  Instant shape building activity, right?!?  I turned it into a team building exercise as an added bonus.  Let me tell you...building giant size 3-D shapes is not as easy as it looks.  Nonetheless we had a blast!  We followed up with some toothpick and marshmallow creations that were much easier to build (and assess!).  Never a dull moment....   :)

I'll be back soon with a recap of our winter birds art project.


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