Saturday, July 16, 2011

100 Legos

Teaching Blog Addict is having a Linky Party to share activities for the 100th Day of School. Last year when I was teaching 1st grade, I had so much fun with the 100th day. We spent the entire day celebrating with different activities. One of my favorites was 100 Legos. We are a little Lego-Obsessed at my house and we have huge tubs of them. My husband and my daughter helped me to put 100 pieces in 20 different zip-loc bags. On the 100th day my students were each given a bag. They had to see what they could build with the 100 legos they were given. They worked on these throughout the day between other activities. At the end of the day they drew a picture of what they made and wrote about it. Here is a sample of the page they used for writing:
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Next time, I think I would take pictures of my students' lego creations and then add them to their writing later.

8 comments:

  1. Such an awesome idea! Love creativity with writing and anything "hands on"!!

    4th Grade Frolics

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  2. I love this. I have been waiting for legos to go on sale so I can get them for my classroom. I have so many ideas for them. Thanks for sharing.
    Lessons Learned

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  3. Love this!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. Good Morning!
    I love your blog. I just wanted to let you know that I'll be featuring your math storage on my classroom organization site this afternoon as part of my "Setting Up the Classroom" Series and I featured your pen holder yesterday. Such cute stuff! Feel free to grab the "I was featured" button if you are interested. It can be found on the featured teachers page (link on the right) on my site. Enjoy the rest of the weekend! :)
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  5. Thank you for the wonderful idea! If I may ask how did you create that document? Where did you get the border to go around the outside? I have been looking for one like that. Thank you!

    **Tales of a Third Grade

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  6. Hi Kymberly, I use microsoft word on my mac (I don't think that matters though). Instead of using a page border, which I find to be a huge pain, I use an auto shape (usually a rectangle). I stretch it out around my text and pics then go to auto Format AutoShape. Under Colors & Lines I change the fill color to 'none'. Then you can change the line color, style, and weight. Under 'dashed' you can select different dashed designs. Weight can be adjusted to make the dashes, circle, or dots bigger. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions.

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  7. Great idea and there is so much make uniquely your own. So many creative people

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