Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Ready for some snow!
Ok, so tomorrow I have to go back to school. It's an in-service day, so there won't be any kids. Hopefully I will get my planning complete for the next couple of weeks! Dare to dream, baby! Before we got out for Christmas, the students made snowflakes from coffee filters. I turned this into a math lesson by discussing fractions! First, you fold the filter in 1/2. Then fold again in 1/4's, then 1/8th's, then 1/16ths. That is about as far as we can go! Then I showed them how to cut the snowflakes from the sides and edge, without cutting through. Before the kids actually cut the coffee filters, I showed them the website where you can make virtual snowflakes This really helped them figure out how to cut the filters. (By the way, I bought the filters at the Dollar Tree, which made this project quite economical!) Here you see the beautiful outcome! These were all made by 5th graders!
The kids finished these up this week and I just had to share. Aren't they adorable? We started with a step by step drawing on pink cons...