In Monday's post I blogged about patterning and posted a little ice cream pattern worksheet. I also mentioned a little craftivity that went with it. I know patterning isn't part of the common core, but I still think it is still a valid concept (especially when you throw numbers in . . . great call, Fran). Also, I have found that spending a few days at the beginning of the year playing around with this concept is the perfect way to build them up for our long afternoons that are jam-packed with math, phonics, and specials.
On that note, here's my ice cream pattern craft. The kids were given 6 circles and a triangle and were asked to create a pattern by coloring the "scoops." In past years, I had die-cut circles in various colors for them to use. However, this "coloring" version was so much better! I could also see if they could build a pattern on their own. I also could pinpoint who was struggling "putting it together." My sweeties had an absolute ball with this. Take a look-see . . .
|She wanted a picture of herself "eating" her ice cream!|
|These look super cute up on one of our math bulletin boards!|
Interested in doing this with your classy-class? Just click on the link below to snag your free templates. I also attached a copy of the follow up worksheet that my kiddos completed for Good Morning Work today!
|CLICK HERE to download all of these templates!|
On a final note today, you can snag another freebie from me over at Tammy's blog . . . 1, 2, 3 Teach With Me!! I am guest postin' today and I have a fun little writing/class book ditty for ya that goes perfectly with these first few weeks of school and the 7 Habits! Below you will find the downloadable class book cover that I promised in my post.
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Thank you to Scrappin' Doodles (TPT52127) and Great Graphics!
Thanks so much for visiting me today! Be sure to pop on over to Tammy's blog to snag my other freebie. I'll see you soon :)