Nature and shadow- what if we take out the paints and paint in the lines….?

Nature and shadow- what if we take out the paints and paint in the lines….?

A game for 2 or 3 players. Each player chooses a color pencil they will use in the game. Players take turns rolling the dice, using the numbers that they rolled to draw the perimeter of a rectangle or square  writing the area in the middle of the shape. Game ends when players run out of room to draw. Winner is the player who has used the largest area/most squares.

A game for 2 or 3 players. Each player chooses a color pencil they will use in the game. Players take turns rolling the dice, using the numbers that they rolled to draw the perimeter of a rectangle or square writing the area in the middle of the shape. Game ends when players run out of room to draw. Winner is the player who has used the largest area/most squares.

Marking the degrees that a door can open is a great visual (image only)

Marking the degrees that a door can open is a great visual (image only)

Let shadows be your child’s guide for this activity. In the morning (8 a.m.) or late afternoon (4 p.m.), place a table in a sunny spot where long shadows will be cast. Unroll paper (Easel Paper Roll, $14; http://alexbrands.com) along one side of the table, and arrange a variety of objects along the paper’s edge. Have your child trace the shadows with markers.

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Let shadows be your child’s guide for this activity. In the morning (8 a.m.) or late afternoon (4 p.m.), place a table in a sunny spot where long shadows will be cast. Unroll paper (Easel Paper Roll, $14; http://alexbrands.com) along one side of the table, and arrange a variety of objects along the paper’s edge. Have your child trace the shadows with markers.

3D cube – made of 12 different coloured sheets

3D cube – made of 12 different coloured sheets

A site that has EVERY 3D shape imaginable as a PDF so your kids can print, cut, fold and glue! Even lists the number of faces, edges, and vertices

A site that has EVERY 3D shape imaginable as a PDF so your kids can print, cut, fold and glue! Even lists the number of faces, edges, and vertices

what a great way to teach a kid about shadows and how they change throughout the day

what a great way to teach a kid about shadows and how they change throughout the day

3D shapes Fold and Learn

3D shapes Fold and Learn

Middle School OCD: Master Math Notebook: Divisibility Rules (part 4 of a gazillion parts)

Middle School OCD: Master Math Notebook: Divisibility Rules (part 4 of a gazillion parts)

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