Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Area and Perimeter ~ A literature based lesson

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All
Area and Perimeter
Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! (Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Books)
This is an awesome read as an introduction or as a quick review of area and perimeter.  Mrs. Comfort has a well designed plan for how the guests will be seated for the family reunion.  As the guests arrive, there is quite a bit of rearranging.  You can follow along on your SmartBoard using the lesson below from SmartExchange. 
Spaghetti and Meatballs for All - Literature Enhancement

The next day we explored area and perimeter with Cheez-Its.  I've seen this idea a few times on Pinterest.  I used square inch grid paper to design some interesting shapes.  The kiddos then enjoyed laying down their Cheez-its to determine the perimeter and area. 

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