Sunday, January 1, 2012

"O Geome-Tree" Bulletin Board

Our bulletin board for the month of December was entitled "O Geome-Tree" (after the ever-so-popular "O Christmas Tree" song). This was a good opportunity to talk with my students about what geometry is (since, for whatever reason, my students said they had never heard the term). Geometry is something that students have had experience with all the way back to when they were learning shapes. Don't be afraid to introduce the term to them in the early grades! Anywho, here is the board!:

(sorry for the crooked pic)

This was a very simple introductory activity. We actually will not get into geometry until late March (other than reviewing what was learned in past grade levels) so I kept it simple. All the students had to do was make a polygon, write a fact or two about the shape and decorate it. They then got to staple it to the board as an ornament for the tree (this was their favorite part). Here is the sample I made for them:

The activity gave me a little insight into what they already knew about polygons; it was NOT a good sign that half of them had to ask what a polygon was :/. Anyway, some students did a really great job while others decided to do a very basic job. Here are some student examples:

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  1. Love this idea. We study the properties of shapes early in the year, so this will be great to incorporate next year. Thanks for the idea!

  2. I love this idea so much! Thank you for sharing it!! I seriously am SO inspired by all of the math lessons and activities you post! Thank you so much for such an awesome blog!!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your Geome-Tree! We are starting our geometry and measurement unit when we get back (tomorrow) so this sounds like a really fun activity!!!

  4. Love your ideas! I envy your ability to keep up with changing the bulletin boards! Thank you for all your fabulous ideas.

  5. This is too cute! I'm your newest follower!

    Thanks for sharing!