3-Dimensional Seussical Character
We recently celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday with an extensive author study. Also, in Math, we have introduced 3-dimensional geometric figures (i.e. cone, sphere, cylinder, cube, rectangular prism, triangular prism and pyramid). As an extension of our study of geometry and a connection to our study of Dr. Seuss, scholars will complete a family project at home. Each scholar will design an original Seussical character out of a household item made of a particular 3-dimensional shape (i.e. box, can, paper towel roll). Parents may assist with locating an appropriate 3-dimensional item that can be altered using original thought and creativity. Any art supplies or tools are welcome to decorate the unique Seussical character (i.e. construction paper, paint, pom poms, wiggle eyes, feathers, etc.). It is important to include the distinct features of a Seussical character so attached pictures have been provided on this note as a reference. Scholars will be expected to identify the 3-dimensional shape used to make their character as well as some of the attributes of their shape (i.e. sides, faces, corners).
All Seussical characters are due Friday, March 26, 2010.
Thank you for encouraging creativity and mathematical thinking.
Ooooh K. So you want my KINDERGARTNER to step up and make a 3-D character using geometrical shapes? Riiiiiight.
You know what this REALLY is, don't you? It's a "How involved are you, as a parent?" test. It's a "How much do you really love your child?' question.
I asked B-man what character he wanted to do. I tried to steer him towards a fish or Thing Two. But no.