It’s a Geometric World, 1st grade project (Day 13) by Ms. Trowbridge’s First Graders

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“We did art during math.”  (Ximena) Using Ed Emberley’s book Picture Pie,  “we used circles to make birds and butterflies.”  (Christian)  To make a bird, “we used 1 whole circle and 2 eighths.”  (Yaritza)  For the butterfly, we used two halves and two fourths.”  (Christopher)  “I felt happy when I made it.

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I thought it was super cute.”  (Pedro)  I liked it because we cut out circles and then we glued them together to make a butterfly and a bird, and then we wrote about how many eighths, wholes, halves, and fourths our bird or butterfly had.”  (Jadine)  I liked it because we got to make a butterfly and a bird and we got to color them.”  (Giovanny) I want to learn to make other things that are different out of circles.”  (Bin)
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During our PBL time this afternoon students began to assemble their leprechaun traps.  “We covered our boxes with foil.”  (Alaiya)  “We used tape to connect our 3-D shapes together.” (Tatiana)  “We tested our leprechaun trap to see if it works.”  (Mozes)  Today we decided if we leave our trap the same or if we could change it a little so it could work more.”  (Jadine) “Tomorrow we are going to decorate our leprechaun traps with gold and shiny stuff because that’s what leprechauns like.”  (Paola)

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