Monday, March 18, 2013

SPRING SALE & Common Core Math! 3D Shapes FUN!

     SPRING SALE IS HERE!!! Alright spring is right around the corner so let’s start it off right with a little spring cleaning. Time to clean out your carts and make room for all the new and wonderful products I have seen on TpT lately. I am going to be doing some spring cleaning myself. I have had some awesome products on my wishlist for a while now! But, anywhooo, my store entire store is 10% off for 2 days only (March 18th & 19th)! That brings some of my items to under $2!
     Also, I wanted to give you a little sneak peek into this coming week. I will be having a giveaway later this week. I won’t tell you what product is in the giveaway just yet, but I am really excited about it! Check back later this week for more details.
     Ok, and as I continue to ramble on, I would like to show you a few pics from math today. 3-D SHAPES! So, I have been subbing for this one teacher frequently so she lets me do a lesson of my own here and there. It is great! For today, we learned about 3-D shapes in a whole new way! They LOVED it!!! (Thankfully, this lesson was allowed because none of the students had allergies! Yay! ) Check out the pictures of our lesson today!


Here are two of the students working hard on using the food to count the faces, edges and vertices! They did so well! I mean, maybe the fact that they knew they could eat the food after was a huge incentive! ;-)

We used cheese balls to represent spheres, Hershey’s chocolate for rectangular prisms, Starburst for cubes, marshmallows for cylinders, and Bugles for cones.

     We also used this cute poem that I found on Pinterest. The students were a little curious why the soda was called “soda pop”. Being in RI, we don’t refer to soda as pop, but oh well! Overall, a great subbing day!

      Ok, well dinner time for me! Thanks for stopping by everyone!!! Hopefully, see you back here later this week for the giveaway! ;-)


  1. Hi Kayla
    I saw you on a TPT forum and then popped over to your blog. Super cute! I love your sight word pack. I'll be getting that soon! I live on Cape Cod- so we are close. I feel like there aren't a ton of New England blog/TPT people. Best of luck with subbing! I've been there! With TPT you'll have an awesome portfolio to show at interviews!

  2. Hi Deirdre! Thank you so much! I just finished up that Super Sight Word pack and got it up on TpT! I hope you love it! Also, yes, it is nice to see someone so close. Cape Cod is beautiful! I am hoping to make it back there another time soon! As for subbing, I am plugging along! I am crossing my fingers something pops up soon. The RI market is so tough! I keep telling myself that when it is meant to be it will happen! Thanks again so much. I am on my way over to your blog next! ;-)

  3. I love the poem and the idea of using food for the shapes! I am now following you and would love for you to visit my blog when you get a chance!
    Patti :)
    A Series of 3rd Grade Events

  4. Patti, thank you! I appreciate the comment! I would love to swing by your blog!!! ;-)

  5. Hi Kayla!

    I was on the TPT Forum and found your blog. It is SO cute! I'm a first year teacher this year in 2nd grade. It's so exciting! Good Luck in your journey to find your first job & have your first classroom! You seem like such a dedicated substitute! Your future students will be very lucky! Looking forward to following your journeys.

    Ashley :)

    1. Hi Ashley! I am so glad you found me! Thanks so much for your kind comment! I am really looking hard to land my first job! Right now, I am making use of extra time after school and working on TpT! It is so nice to hear you are a first year teacher. How exciting is that?! Congrats to you! I will be right on over to your blog right after this comment! ;-)Thanks again!

  6. Thank you for sharing. We are studying solids right now and I would love to include the snack activity! It connects the shapes to the children's world. Yay! The poem is awesome too!

  7. Andrea,

    I am so glad you liked the post. The students LOVED using the snack to learn about solid shapes!

  8. What a CUTE poem and the snacks to go with it!!

  9. Thanks Annie! The students really loved using the snacks to learn about the 3D shapes! It was hard for me to resist eating all of the Hershey's chocolate though! Haha ;-)

  10. This is adorable! I am a new First grade teacher and I was looking for fun ways to teach my students 3D shapes next week! I love this you made it that much easier and fun I know my kiddos will love this. Thanks for sharing. Do you have your recording sheet on TpT?


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