I have been busy finishing up my animal unit. (It is almost complete! I accidentally left the book I needed at school.)
I have also started my 2D shape unit. I am bound and determine for my first graders to learn their 2D shapes. I have even decided to make motivation bags. These bags are full of yummy treats using most of the 2D shapes.
Here they are minus the pentagon and trapezoid:
Each bag is labeled with a child's name. Next time I do this, I will allow the students to personally pick out their flavor choice so that it is extra motivating!
Here is what I used:
Hexagons (next time I will just use the Little Debbie cakes because I had to hunt for good hexagons.)
Oops! I took it upside down! :) I cut these in half to make trapezoids.
I cut the ends off at an angle and then cut diagnol lines to make parallelograms.
I cut each cheese slice in half and chopped off the corners to make pentagons. I placed parchment paper between each slice so they won't stick.
I am going to go buy triangle shaped crackers tomorrow morning.
I also have tracing shapes, posters and other shape activities lined up for the week. This is just a little bit more motivation for them to learn their shapes for good! :) Once they can tell me the shape, they can eat the shape. I obviously will keep the cheese out of the bag!
Any cheap and fast ideas for octagons?
Have a great week!