Saturday, June 16, 2012

2D and 3D Objects Bulletin Board

I am a little sad that this is the best picture I have of my bulletin board. :( I accidentally deleted the other pictures of it from my iPhone when I was filtering through my 8,000 (yes, 8,000) photos to make more room on my phone! Oh well--you can still understand the purpose (though I am sad that you don't get to see the end-product):

This board was up during our geometry unit. The kids were asked to bring in items from home that represented 2D and 3D shapes. They brought in several papers, baseball cards and photos for 2D objects and for 3D objects they mostly brought in boxes. One kid, however, brought in a cologne bottle! (You can see it in the bottom right corner.) Two students that didn't bother to forgot to bring in an item from home contributed the tissue box and dictionary (at the bottom of the photo) that they found in our classroom. The kids and I all enjoyed this activity. I had to stop them from bringing in items because we ran out of room!

Below, you will find a free copy of the assignment sheet I used to go with this board. You can also download it from my TPT store or TN Shop. Enjoy! :)


  1. This is a great idea! I will definitely do this next year. :) Thanks for sharing!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  2. What a great idea!! I love how you displayed it on the bulletin board. Thanks for sharing :)

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

  3. Love this idea! I will be passing it on to our Math teacher.

  4. Great idea, Janaye!
    What a great way to make finding volume REAL!
    Love it!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  5. This is a great idea, Janaye :) Thanks for sharing. I'm glad you hadn't deleted this picture (I know it's not your favorite, but it does the trick!)

    Fun in Room 4B

  6. This is great. Can't wait to try this next year. Thanks for sharing.

    "The Wonderful World of Kindergarten"

  7. I love the concrete objects and how relevant this is to your students' lives! Great idea!

  8. What a great way to get the kids excited and looking for 2D and 3D shapes outside of school. Pinning for next year! Thanks!

    The Teaching Thief