Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines The Scavenger Hunt: Finding Plane Shapes in Our World - Section 2: Activity Part 2


This lesson provided a wonderful opportunity for my students practice their writing skills.  We just finished a lesson on sentence writing and on quotation marks.  My students were able to see how these skills can be applied outside of our language arts lesson.  As the students brought their work up for me to check, I was able to have a one-on-one conversation with the students about the math concept AND their writing as well. 

This was a really fun lesson, but it was labor intensive.  It took time to take the pictures (and some intense classroom management as the students excitement built).  There was also time invested in typing the books and printing the pictures.  As I finished the project, I was wondering, "Was this really worth the time and energy?"  I got my answer when I brought the books into the classroom.  The students were so excited.  They couldn't wait to read the books.  They now have another tool to practice their reading skills.  I know that many of them learned the sight word "said" because of our shape book.  Despite the time invested, I would repeat this lesson!

  The Students' Books Are Worth the Effort
  Writing Across the Disciplines: The Students' Books Are Worth the Effort
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The Scavenger Hunt: Finding Plane Shapes in Our World

Unit 7: Geometry
Lesson 5 of 14

Objective: Students will be able to find and identify plane shapes in their world.

Big Idea: Students will have fun applying their knowledge of plane shapes during an interactive scavenger hunt.

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Math, Geometry, SIOP, ELL, Critical Area, shapes
  60 minutes
boy scavenger hunt
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