Saturday, March 16, 2013

Symmetry and Sundaes

 Our principal agreed to let his beard grow all year long and the top readers from each room would get to shave it off.  Our kiddos quickly passed the goal that had been set, so our P.E. teacher graciously volunteered to turn herself into an ice cream sundae as well.  The kids LOVED it!  It was so much fun to watch!  This year has been rather stressful due to a lot of changes happening, common core, administrators, etc.  We needed an afternoon of fun more than anyone could ever realize.
 We just finished up our unit on geometry and the final lesson is about symmetry.  We made these symmetry monsters to help make the concept more concrete.  I folded a piece of card stock in half and cut out a random "blob" shape.  The kiddos came up and used popsicle sticks to dab paint on one side of the fold.  They folded the shape in half and rubbed to spread the paint.  Once they were dry, we added some eyes and voila!  I saw symmetry butterflies online, but with the majority of my class being boys, I thought monsters might be better.

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