Friday, March 30, 2012

The Greedy Triangle

Wahoo!  It's officially Spring Break.  It's been a long week, but we survived and now I have a week to relax.  This time tomorrow, I'll be in sunny California.  Yes, it's been sunny and unseasonably warm here {actually warmer than in California right now} but, we don't have palm trees in Indiana, so I'm excited for a change of scenery.
Have you seen this book?
It's been around forever, but it's still one of my favorites to read when we do our Geometry unit in Math.  After reading it and discussing the math aspects of the book, I decided that we would use it for a writing lesson as well.  Each student decided what shape they would choose to be and wrote about it.
Just click on the picture to download
  Next, I cut out the shape that each child chose and we made our own Greedy Triangles {or squares, hearts, hexagons,...}.




They turned out so cute!
 Onto another topic.  I'm linking up for a linky party that caught my eye.
Here is a picture of my lunch tote.

 I love Thirty One bags!! 
I LOVE our lunch time.  We eat lunch at 12:05.  We have a duty free lunch {PTL!!} until 12:45.  40 minutes seems like a long time, but by the time you walk the kids to the lunch room, go to the bathroom {finally after holding it for 4 hours}, warm up your lunch, check your mailbox, etc., it goes SO fast.  I love eating in the lounge and getting my dose of adult conversation before heading back to my little people.
Since today was Friday, I did not bring a lunch.  The first grade teachers go eat on Fridays.  We usually go to Subway because it's really close.  As long as there is no line, we can scarf our food down in time.  There is no time to truly enjoy it, but it's a tradition to go out on Fridays and I look forward to it.
Every other day of the week, I bring my lunch from home.  I usually bring leftovers from the night before or a salad, applesauce, a clementine {I LOVE these}, and one square of dark chocolate.   For lent, my husband and I decided to eat a Paleo diet.  Have you heard of this?  We actually really love it.  I get some strange looks at some of the foods I bring in, but everyone's used to it now :)
Head on over to 4th Grade Frolics and link up for the Lunchbox Linky Party or just check out what others do for lunch.
Happy Spring Break to me!!  I'm off to enjoy my time off.

21 comments:

YearntoLearn said...

Your shape writing are just adorable.


Yearn to Learn Blog

Tara said...

Thanks for linking up:) I'm loving all the lunch bags too!!! Makes me want to buy one for each week!!! 40 minutes!!! WOW!! I know you said it doesn't feel like that after you do all the other things but knock 10 off that and then do all those things....goes way too fast!!! Your shape writing is too cute!!!

4th Grade Frolics

Jessica said...

I love the Greedy Triangle writing! Thanks for sharing.
Jessica

Apples and Papers

Barbara said...

Adore your shapes and writing activity almost as much as we LOVE this book!! Thanks for sharing.

EnJOY your well-deserved break!

Barbara

Jill said...

I love this! We're doing geometry right now so this is PERFECT!

Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron said...

omgosh - those are some CUTE shapes!! LOVE Them!!

♥ Jen
The Teacher's Cauldron

Suzanne said...

Thanks for sharing! I posted a link from my blog to yours.

http://guidedmathstudygroup.blogspot.com/

Reagan Tunstall said...

We read that book this week too! Too bad I didn't see this earlier in the week! Happy Spring Break to you!
Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits

Amanda said...

So cute! Have fun in Cali! JEALOUS!!!

Sarah Paul said...

I love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

Sarah
Sarah's First Grade Snippets

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

How fun!!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Sprinkle Teaching Magic (Sheila) said...

Hmmm if I could be any shape I would be a circle because who wouldn't want to polka dot around!?! Love this activity! I have never heard of Thirty One bags. I will have to check it out. These linky parties look fun! I am a blogging newbie and just hatched my very first teaching blog. I feel like a little puppy panting and pawing and ready to just play and pounce all over the blogging world. Only problem...I am learning slllloooowwwwwly. What is a linky party? and how does one participate in such fun? (pant, pant, paw, paw, squirm, squirm! ; )

Sheila

http://www.sprinkleteachingmagic.blogspot.com/

Kimberley said...

I love this idea. I am teaching geometric shapes right now too so it's perfect. Thanks!

Kimberley
First in Maine

Kristin said...

Your shape activities look great!! :) So fun!
What is a paleo diet? I have no idea . . .
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Perrine Curry said...

awww these are so cute! I love this book too.

http://modernkindergarten.blogspot.com

Amy Roper said...

This is such a cute activity!

The Teacher's Treasure Chest said...

Great idea!! Love it!!


Ashley

Fun2BinFirst said...

This is such a cute idea. I am saving it for next year's unit. Too cute!
Fun 2B in First

Jessica said...

Love your blog. Thanks for sharing!

learnplayandhavefun.blogspot.com

Jessica

Barbara said...

Great idea! I'm copying you :))
I'm also your newest follower!

Barbara
Grade ONEderful

Heidi Samuelson said...

Love this idea!
Thanks for sharing
hsamuelson2013@gmail.com
Swamp Frog First Graders

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