It's time again for the magical Product Swap hosted by the sweet Jessica from Mrs. Standford's Class!!
I was lucky enough to be paired with one of my best blogging friends, Nicole from Teaching With Style!! I had my choice of anything I wanted in her store!! She has many great math resources, but since we had just wrapped up a unit on 3D shapes before break, this one instantly caught my eye....
Now, Nicole made all of the Calendar pieces super bright and colorful. I loved them! But my color printer was out of comission at school where I printed them. So I decided I would just copy them onto bright neon papers and I think it came out great! In my opinion, it's a bonus because now I know this product can be printed in color or black in white if I prefer to save ink.
Here is a shot of all the pieces. I was impressed at how many cute clip art images she found to represent cubes, rectangle prism, sphere, cone, and cylinders.
Every morning my kids come in, un pack, eat breakfast, and begin their morning work. Part of their morning work this month includes stopping by the calendar to identify what the 3-D shape of the day is. Then they color in using the Class Graph that is also included in Nicole's pack.
I've been having my kids color in their graph in the same color as the shape is printed on.
It's been really cool seeing the connections my kiddos are making each morning.
They say things like "Hey, the dice really are cube shaped!"
When January is done I have already brainstormed a few ways to turn this one into a center sp my kiddos can continue to use it. Go Fish 3-D Shape style anyone? :)
Nicole is letting me give one of her 3-D Pocket Chart Sets away!!
Here are Three Ways To Enter...
1) Follow Nicole's blog: Teaching With Style and leave a comment letting me know you do.
2) Follow my Blog and leave a comment letting me know you do.
3) Leave a comment letting me know your favorite shape :)
I will pick a winner tomorrow night!!
Thank you so much to Jessica for hosting these swaps! I'm off to check out everyone else's posts!!