One of my students favorite morning work activities is to play with my pattern blocks. Once we have gotten the first-of-the-year exploration out of the way, I ask them to make pictures out of their pattern blocks.
These are from Kelly's Kindergarten. Thanks Angela from Just Love Teaching for finding the source for me!
|Click on the image to grab a copy of these patterns.|
Angela also found some great patterns at PreKinders. Angela is SoOoO smart!
In the past I have just printed out the shape puzzles to a full page. This year I will try to kick it up a notch, by having the puzzle images smaller than the actual shapes.
I will also add a response page. After the students have built their picture, they will sort and count the shapes.
|Click on the image to grab a copy.|
Because the shape puzzles are smaller than the actual shapes they will be using to build the pictures, the students will need to think a bit harder (versus just placing the matching shape on top of the source document). Debbie Diller called this being able to visualize objects and their spatial relationships (sounds fancy).
I'll be back later this week with more on Geometry Math Stations!!!