Thursday, April 28, 2011

Toothpicks & Glue...

It's amazing what you can do with a little imagination and a rather boring Math Lesson concept: Shapes.

You can match and write the words in your Math book like everyone else OR...

You can use toothpicks and glue (or tape) them into shapes and label them!

I think that the more tactile you are with boys, the better they learn.

They need to touch and feel stuff. They are builders, hunters, and climbers. Space is important.

This project was right up my alley too.  It feeds my creative side.

L4 chose to glue them.

L3 doesn't like sticky fingers and figured out that he could tape them onto the paper much quicker.

Smart kid.

I like the way he thinks.

It was a good Spelling lesson (ahem...I kinda missed that he misspelled Pentagon. And yes, there is an "a" in diamond, it's just squished in!)

It was a good Shapes lesson.

Throw in some art and handwriting and voila! A good Math Lesson!

It's the way I like to learn.

Later that day I heard "Look, it's a Pentagon!"

I guess it stuck.
The Lunch Lady

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