Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Symmetry Skeletons

        Symmetry Skeletons     

    Halloween lends itself to a lesson on symmetry very well.  The lessons of symmetry have been in Math books from 1st grade.  I use this with my 5th graders. So a short bit of review may be necessary for some vocabulary terms. When you show the kiddos that they are going to be designing skeleton heads, they are ready and willing to work.

 Today I am linking up with Forever in Fifth Grade for the October Show and Tell Tuesday.
www.foreverinfifthgrade.blogspot.com


    First folding the paper is necessary to form the head shape.  The fold can then be used as the mid line for the correct placement of the facial features and extra designs. Markers, crayons, and some scrap paper and glue is all the students need to complete this project.
 

      This lesson can be related to Dia de Los Muertos   or  Day of the Dead which occurs on November 1st and 2nd. 


 As you can see, each student has their own impression of how each skeleton should look.
 






I hope you have a wonderful 
Halloween  this year.





Please leave a comment. I'd love to hear from you.

Beti

1 comment:

  1. Those skeletons are amazing! What a great way to review symmetry! Thanks for linking up!

    Stephanie
    Forever in Fifth Grade

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