Friday, December 20, 2013

Five for Friday 12-20-13

I'm joining Doodle Bugs Teaching for her weekly linky party Five for Friday
1. Well, it's official. We have a new kindergarten teacher starting right after Winter Break. I'm happy for the kinders, I know it will be the best for them. I'm a little sad for me, not that I liked having 32 students, but I have grown very fond of the kinders while I have had them. It would be great if I got to have all of them in my class next year... I'm going to make them a little going away package. I thought I would give them several little books for them to put in their "Box of Little Books", a reading finger, a little spaceman, a decorative pencil and I'm not sure what else.

2. This week I have been teaching intersession for 3rd grade. Since I have never taught anything above 1st grade, I am grateful that they gave me some teaching materials to use. One of the things we were supposed to be going over was perimeter and area. I got on Pinterest to look for some fun ideas. The first project I found HERE.
The original project was as you can see teaching fractions. My kiddos made themselves and then figured out the area and perimeter of their pictures. They loved doing it and were soo excited to show the principal and anyone else they could get to look at them. One little boy even got his phone from me so he could take some pictures.
I loved his sunglasses!

BTW I did have some lighter paper for his face, he chose the brown.

Notice her fingernails. I asked her about the hair and she said she loves Nicki Minaj. ;D

4. Today they figured area and perimeter using the idea found HERE.
We also made synonym rolls. I for got to take pictures of these projects. I had each student work on synonyms for a different word. then we worked together to help come up with a few more words. I had each student make a "synonym roll" for each word. I then gave each of them a piece of aluminum foil for them to glue their synonym rolls on.

5. Finally, today was Delaney's last day of school before the break. It was a pajama day.
 Here she is ready to go.
 We do love Hello Kitty in our house.

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  1. Gotta love Pinterest when we need some tried and true teaching ideas! Have a great break!!

    1. You're right about that. I wish I could come up with all of these ideas by myself! : )
      Happy Holidays!!!

  2. Love that perimeter/area activity. Going to share that with our third grade teachers.
    Have a wonderful break!
    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun 

  3. I love the perimeter and area activity. It's always fun when you can incorporate some art and creativity into math.

    Fit to be Fourth

    1. Thanks! The kids really had a terrific time making their creations.

  4. The perimeter self-portraits are very cute.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First