Here are some shape resources for you to use for Unit 2 in Math Trailblazers. I know many of you are finishing up this unit and moving to Unit 3, but they are still good to have. The only problem I see is that my google documents now is google drive so some of the images are off. I will look through more of my files on my home computer to see if I have the originals.
Pattern Block Shapes 1
Pattern Block Shapes 2
Pattern Block Recording Sheet.
The following pictures go with Unit 3 of MTB - Pennies, Pockets, and Parts, but can apply to any math program. Here are just some tips I found useful when completing these lessons with my students. Prior to Unit 3 we talked about the
Here is my math homework bag lessons for this week I wish I had time to take pictures to show you the activities, but ........
The first one from Shari Sloane (kidscount1234.com) is the shape fill-in game Here. Students play with one other person. They roll two dice, add up the total, and color in that amount of squared on the shape. I make it two-sided so they get more practice! The first shape is a star. I also have a heart Here.
The other homework bag is a count and color activity Here. Students roll two dice, count the dots, explain how they counted or added the numbers, and then color the box. The goal is to fill in every box. I usually make two copies so they can play against someone at home. This makes it more interactive and fun for the students.
I am not sure I told people this before, but I also have a classroom blog that I will share and explain activities I create or use for Daily 5. My classroom blog is followingfirstgradeparker.blogspot.com.
I hope all is well and that these tips and activities are useful to you!