Friday, April 13, 2012

And the Winners are....+ Symmetry game a FREEBIE!

Happppppy Friiiiday to those of you who are in school. I am on break so today represents {almost} the end of my much needed week off! Oh was fun while it lasted, now back to the grind stone!

On to happier news, I have two winners AND, thanks to Tanya and Kylie I used the Random Generator! Guess what...I think I did it right and not too painless at all! You ladies are fabulous! So here are the winners:
Congrats to Kate and Marcy!!!! WooHoo- I will be emailing you this unit!

Thanks to all of you wonderful teachers for playing along!LOTS of fun!

If you missed out yesterday on checking out my newest ELA unit, have a look below. You can purchase it at my store HERE:

Last night I put together a game for students to practice identifying/recognizing symmetry.  Common Core does not have a standard for symmetry however, if your kiddos take the MAP test, they must know what symmetry is. Below is a preview of the game:

and of course, as I was falling asleep last night I thought of a tree map to go with this game! Students can use the same cards used for the game to sort on the tree map. Just another extension of the game!
Soooo, click on the tree map below and grab a copy of the tree map to sort the pictures from the above game. I also added the letters of the alphabet - students can sort all letters or just their name...or certain words like spring, summer, weather, insects...the list goes on and on!
Click HERE to get a copy of the tree map activities below. 

I am going to have kiddos sort the letters using the sorting mat tree map above. They will also draw the line of symmetry on each letter. When they are finished they can complete the data sheet {the tree map above this}. Grab a copy of the tree map symmetrical sorting activity to use in your class-just leave me a little comment of ya would! I love reading them :-)  

Yep-I have to do it! I will give away 3 of the symmetrical games from my store.  Hmmmm...who will the winners be????


  1. I would love to win these. They are cute!

    1. Don't forget the tree map activities are free so click on the link above and get a copy. I hope you will the game too!

  2. These look great!

    Cathy I.
    Mrs. I's Class

  3. Wow! Perfect for my first-grade students!


  4. Symmetry fun stuff! Looks awesome (as usual)

    First Grade Delight

  5. We're just starting our geometry unit. This game would be great!

  6. I hope that Kate is me! That would absolutely make my day! As a first year teacher, your blog has saved me and I know that my kids are benefiting from your materials too! Thank you for so generously sharing your ideas!


    1. Yes it is you my friend! Thanks for the kind words-it really makes my day! I will be emailing them tonight-just got home from a night of baseball and softball! Thanks for visiting me!

  7. Am I the Marcy? I hope so! I love your blog and all your activities. Thank you for sharing all of your hard work!

  8. Thank you so much for the symmetry freebies!! Question? Should the second tree map say write one letter that has a line of symmetry?

  9. Yes!!!! Darn it- I hate that when I do that! I will fix it and re-upload it. Thanks, we miss ya! Tell Cynthia Hi for us.