Thursday, March 28, 2013

Geometry Foldables and Some Freebies

I haven't really been paying attention for a while now but thanks to a comment left by Kimberly at Live, Laugh, I LOVE Kindergarten (She's having her 300 follower giveaway right now so head on over HERE)...I'm at 200+ followers...YAY ME and so much thanks to you all.  You have all amped my teaching this year.  Just when I was starting to get stale...I feel like a new teacher again thanks to really...thank you!  I think it's time for a think???  Any ideas??

It's been all geometry and test prep in my neck of the woods.  I had this big long post almost finished last night when an error occured and message was gone.  So this one isn't going to be as detailed (sorry) but hopefully you'll get the gist.  
Points, Lines, and Angles Anchor Chart

Obtuse Angles (page of flipbook)

Foldable with Geometry Terms (Flipbook)

a little cutie with her finished product!

We did an anchor chart so they could complete a 10 term Vocabulary Foldable (flipbook). I think the terms we used were...point, line, line segment, acute angle, right angle, obtuse angle, parallell lines, perpendicular lines, intersecting lines, and ray.  The students staggered the pages and I came around to flip and staple and they used the anchor chart to write the definition as well as three examples on that particular flap.  They are getting quite good and foldables and using the anchor chart to complete their work.  Today I put up a bunch of shapes with definitions one at a time.  They practiced naming their attributes and drawing them on their whiteboard (I'll take a picture tomorrow for you).  So that leads me to tomorrow.  I'm thinking about using one of Kagan's Cooperative Learning Strategies...Quiz-Quiz-Trade or Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge's Back to Back Games to review these new flash/task cards.  I really don't know what they are but they are what I needed to play one of the games above.  You can download the flash/task cards HERE or click one of the below pictures if you could use them in any way...there's about 14 pages of these in the document.  Make sure to copy them back to back so that the answers are on back of the questions. I put the correct page number in the middle of the page so that you (or me) wouldn't get them mixed up before copying.  I hope that didn't give my "airhead" brain lately :)

Now for the games...HERE is a copy of someone's pdf to Kagan's Quiz-Quiz-Trade game if you've never played it before.  There's also a video on You Tube HERE
Christina Bainbridge  from Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge came up with this great review game called Back to Back.  Read about it HERE .  She also shows a short video clip of her students playing it.  It help explains it really well and is worth watching the 3 minute clip.  So last night, I typed up her directions for Back to Back from her blog and added some clip art hand sign signals to help kids learn the signs.  If you would like a copy of that as well...just click the picture below.

Well that a nutshell of my post last night.  I hope you get some use out of the games or task/flash cards.  I'll see you tomorrow with some more geometry ideas.  Have a good night!


  1. This is great! Thanks for sharing! We are doing geometry right now too!

    If you do a giveaway, we'd love to help out! Congratulations!
    Collaboration Cuties

  2. I love the flashcards - I will use them next year for early finishers or as a center - thanks so much for sharing.

    Congratulations on 200+ followers. I'd be happy to help out if you have a giveaway. I'd also be super happy to enter a giveaway and win!!!

    Looking From Third to Fourth


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