Nov 15, 2012

Model Shapes In The World By Building Shapes From Components

SueBeth and I decided to divide our classes in half for the last 30 minutes of class.  In both of our rooms, we had a mixture of kindergarten students and second grade students.  We paired them up and together they created 3D solid shapes.  They were working on the KG5 standard:  Model Shapes In The World By Building Shapes From Components.  They built the cube, rectangular prism, pyramid, cylinder, sphere, and cone.  The kindergarten students get to "keep" them and take them home tomorrow.  They should be "hard" enough to transport home.  At the end, the kindergarten students shared the leftover marshmallows.  This fun activity can be found in our Solid 3D Shape Unit.  
Here are some pictures from our fun afternoon:
Synergizing makes it so much easier!

Working hard to make the base of their cube.

Playdoh rolling to make a sphere.
Making a cone out of Playdoh.

Working hard on wrapping up our pyramid.

There all complete!  What a fun way to meet standard KG5.  The smile tells it all on how "easy" it was to make these solid shapes with a partner!



School Sparks Renee said...

Great idea. I love seeing older kids helping younger ones. Renee

Teacher and Life Long Learner said...

The learning is contagious!!! Wonderful activity!

Mrs. Leeby said...

What fun! I can't wait to try this with my kiddos!

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