Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Are you working on geometry? How about making a Geome-Tree?! We made one this week... LOVE IT!!

This was the example one... of course, we added some glitter tinsel to ours :) Then, we did some graphing. My kids had so much fun and we got to practice identifying solid shapes (which we just happen to be working on right now!)

The best part about this tree is it fits the season and is especially friendly to classrooms that aren't allowed to celebrate the holiday season (which is a serious bummer!)
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In other holiday news, we decorated our HUGE window today! I try to hang something up in the window every month so our window can be recognized from the street... September was apples, October was candy corn, November was cloud people (for our science unit), now December is ornaments:

I used green window chalk to make a big tree on our window and we added these little ornaments we made! They are made from black construction paper circles, wax paper and tissue paper. We made it just like we made our candy corn in October, I actually found this craft from The Teacher Wife

Here is what you need to do:
1. Cut these circles from black construction paper (each student needs 2). 
2. Trace circles on wax paper. 
3. Cut tissue paper into small squares. 
4. Glue pieces of tissue paper on the wax paper on the front and back of the wax paper. 
5. Glue the wax paper in between the 2 pieces of construction paper. 
6. Put the ornament under a towel and iron for about 30 seconds. 
7. Hang your ornament. 

I love this craft and it looks awesome on windows! Our big window is actually behind the futon in our Book Nook (that banner says: I "mustache" who loves (with a heart) reading?). 

Anyway, that's all I have for tonight. We will be doing some gingerbread questioning and graphing over the next couple of days! 

tata for now :)


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  2. I absolutely love that window idea! I, too, have a huge window in my room, but I'm such a loser that I didn't even think about turning it into a bulletin board for crafts!! Haha! This is on my to-do list now. (Our window doesn't face the street, though. It faces the woods. I do have a great view of the mountains, but I feel like the only people that would notice our window would be my Firsties. :( Maybe they'd make everyone on the playground look at it! Lol)

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  3. Hi Laura!

    What a fabulous idea! We aren't starting geometry until after Christmas, but if I had done it before this would have been fun!

    I found your blog because Brittany over at Lovely Literacy and More passed on a RACK {Random Acts of Christmas Kindness} to you from the RACK linky party I am hosting. I'm your newest follower and am so glad that I found you!

    I would be so honored if you joined my linky party and passed on the RACK to 2 blogs that you are grateful for! RACK Linky Party

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