Our Language Arts unit for the week was community and she decided to focus on 3-D shapes as her unit. After teaching 3 lesson on 3-D shapes and having 8 days down in our community unit (our units are 10 days long), we began to build our 3-D shape community. Students collected items such as boxes (rectangular prisms) and milk & juice cartons (cubes with pyramids on top) to make our community. My student teacher covered the boxes for them using bulletin board paper. Students then made a list of places in our community and "went to town' (no pun intended) on the community.
They did a great job and 85% of them were able to name all the shapes we focused on in our community! Families, staff and other classes were invited to see our community and learn from our learning.
|They came up with the "standing" grass on their own. I think this one needs to make a lawn mower!|