Sunday, February 26, 2012

A little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a Cat in a Hat!

Hi friends!  I wanted to share some of my ideas from last week and a goodie for next week.  Last week we started learning about 3D shapes.  I am overjoyed with how quickly we have learned the names of these shapes.  One activity we did this week was bring a real life 3D object from home.  We sorted the objects based on the shape.  

This is the sphere table.  You can see two of my cuties visiting this table to record the shape.  The little stand holding the 3D shape card was made by gluing two clothes pins onto a dowel rod.  The dowel rod was then screwed into a board.  I love these little stands for holding cards for our sorting activities.

We also created a 3D shapes trail mix.  We used Bugles for cones, marshmallows for cylinders, Kix cereal for spheres, and cheese cubes for cubes.  Before my cuties could eat the mix, they had to sort the mix onto this sorting page.

We also read this poem.

I also wanted to share my Look at that Cat! glyph for next week's Dr. Seuss celebration.  Click here to get it!

Here is a picture of the larger version of the glyph so my cuties can see it better.  I included the little books in the glyph as well.

Here is my glyph.

I just have to share a secret with all of you as well.  I get to dress up as The Cat next Friday!  EEKK!  I am so excited.  Mr. Crowder has been known to dress up as The Cat every year, but since I have a student teacher this year, I get to do it!  I will definitely post pictures.  :)

One more little goodie I just had to share is a pic of these little bowls I found at Dollar Tree - 10 for $1.

I am going to use them to hold dice for dice games.  My kiddies can just shake the dice in the bowl and never take them out.  This will keep the dice from sprouting wings and flying across the room.  Thanks Pinterest for the idea!

Have a blessed Sunday!


  1. It's so funny that you should post the dice idea. A co-worker just told me about this and I've been to Wal-Mart, Target, and a few other stores to find the right sized containers. Haven't found them yet! Thanks to you, I'm off to the Dollar Tree tomorrow after school!

  2. Oh, I love the shape poem, what a great idea! I also love the stand!

    The Daily Alphabet

  3. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas!!! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  4. Love the glyph....I need you to talk me into trying Daily 5. I am so obsessive about pulling small groups {every group every day} that I've been really reluctant to change the way I do literacy centers!
    Mrs. Plant's Press

  5. I love the little stands you made! They are wonderful!

    I also need to find those little bowls! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Love the 3D poem, thanks for sharing! If you haven't heard of this already Mr. Harry's Kindergarten Page on You Tube has a great song for learning 3D shapes! My kids love it and have done a great job of remembering these shapes.


    Such a cute blog! I just found you tonight and I am utterly enjoying the posts!
    I'm a new follower!

    Miss S
    Just Teaching...Kindergarten

  8. I just gave you a sweet little award for all that you do, stop by my blog to grab it!

    Kaleigh's Klassroom

  9. I am so going to use the dice in a tub idea. What a great idea!



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