I have been fighting off the “crud” that has been going around all week. I made it to school every day but let’s just say it wasn’t easy. Even feeling under the weather, I hopefully managed to teach my kiddos something this week.
The past 2 weeks we have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes and their attributes. I love teaching shapes! There are so many fun ways to explore and learn about them. Most of my resources came from Amy Lemon’s “Shapin’ Up” Unit! We have had so much fun. You can read some about some of the activities we did with 2D shapes here.
Next we explored the world of symmetry! We made symme”trees”. I forgot to get a picture of these. I had my kids draw a large tree on manila paper. Then we cut out various shapes and pictures. If the shape/picture had symmetry, they glued it on their tree branches. If it did not have symmetry, they glued it on the “ground.” They were super cute!
I have them picture with only half of their face. They had to complete the other half and even draw the background! Here are a few examples!