Pattern Block Shapes-repost
I’ve had many requests for these and I thought I would share them again….I’m also going to make a category for them “Pattern Block Sheets” so you can find them on the left side of my blog under “Categories”. I’m also going to link to the original post in the event that you cannot get these to print–you should be able to click them once, then click on them again to print an 8 1/2 x 11 sized sheet.
For each seasonal “time” in our year, I have my kids complete a pattern to display. These go along with the Pattern Block Graph I created (under the Math tab and in the PDF files). I have an apple, pumpkin, (the turkey is in progress!) scarecrow (on the PDF page) ,a snowman, snowflake, heart, shamrock, and I hope to make an egg or bunny, and get the flower posted soon too!
Basically, what I do with these is this: When I had 1/2 day, the kids would glue the pattern block shapes on one day and complete the graph the second day. Now with Full Day, I think we could get them totally done in about 1 hour–they take a lot longer than you think! 🙂 The kids complete the shape and then count and graph the number of each shape that they used. Sometimes, I only put out a few shapes, and leave the kdis to problem solve (What can we do if we don’t have any trapezoids?), so that each graph will turn out a little differently! Each table might also get different shapes and some of my more advanced children will notice and go and borrow from another table! 🙂
I like these because even though it looks like a “crafty project”, I can justify my students matching shapes, problem solving, and graphing.
I use those vegetable party trays to put the shapes on the tables. Each little section gets its own shape. I keep pattern block shapes in the trays all year long. I get the veggie trays at the Dollar Tree! 🙂 I purchased a class set and we use them all the time for sorting and for when we have special create a character (gingerbread man) felt store days—much more on that later! 🙂
I am posting them here and will convert them to PDF and have them there under the letter P.
Here’s the link to the original post: