Saturday, December 31, 2011

Comparing Numbers with Name Snowmen!

Have you seen the idea of Name Snowmen floating around Pinterest? I loved the idea and decided to integrate it in our math unit on comparing numbers. Each child made a name snowman, pasted it to our snowy scene, and then counted the circles so we could easily compare. Then, with a math partner, they wrote sentences that compared two of the snowmen. I love using these speech bubbles that I made with my Cricut machine. I laminated them so we could use them again and again to make talking graphs.












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12 comments:

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Very cute!! I like it and may try to do it! =)
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Elisabeth said...

I really like that! I'm going to pin it so I can come back to it and actually do it sometime this month. Thanks for sharing! : )

Beadboard said...

Thanks for sharing....I hadn't seen this. Are the snowmen bodies circles from Elison machine?

Mrs. Patton said...

The circles are just from our school's die cut machine.

Jill said...

I love this idea! I think I'll use it when I get back to school. Thanks for sharing your pictures! :)

Marvelous Multiagers!

Christine said...

LOVE IT! We do Snowman theme for half of January, I am so using this!!!!!!!

Hadar said...

Such a great way to integrate math concepts! You so smart!

Hadar

Jen R. (The Teachers' Cauldron) said...

This so SO stinkin' cute! I will have to add this to my files! Thank you for sharing your fab idea :)
Jen Ross
The Teachers’ Cauldron

Ms.M said...

I do this too! I was just thinking about it the other day. :) My kids that did it last year loved it. What a freat activity.

Ms. M
Ms.M's Blog
A Teacher's Plan

Angie said...

I've done these as well, but I love your integration with writing! I also make the face and scarf into a glyph.
I'd love to know about the dot cards the kids have! Do tell!
Thanks for sharing!

Teacher online said...

thanks for sharing...I will use it with my students.
http://teacherl2online.blogspot.com/

Kayla said...

Hi there!

We loved this snowman math/writing exercise and featured it at our blog, Kindergarten Lesson Plans!

You can find the full feature here:
http://kindergartenlessonplans.org/1471/comparing-name-snowmen/

We were sure to give idea/photo credit, as well as a link back to your blog, but we'd love for you to take a look at it. If there are any problems, we'll be certain to take the feature down immediately!

Thanks so much,

Kayla Johnson
tristro.com/kayla