February 28

Geometry in Our World

This month we wrapped up a unit on geometry. Students wandered around campus and took photos of real world examples of geometric shapes, lines, and forms. We started a new VoiceThread called “Geometry in Our World” and students are commenting on what geometric shapes, forms, and lines they see in each picture.

Here’s some of the pictures students took. What can you see?

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Posted February 28, 2012 by Mrs. McKelvey in category Student Posts

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Hello my name is Karen McKelvey and I am a 3rd grade teacher at Curie Elementary School in San Diego, California. I began teaching at Curie Elementary in 2002. I feel fortunate to be part of such a great community. I love blogging with my students as it provides them with an authentic audience for their work. Collaborative group work and project-based learning are key components of my classroom. I completed my Masters degree in Educational Technology from San Diego State University in 2010. Many of the concepts/pedagogy and technologies I learned about in this program, like learning management systems, Google tools, and blogs are implemented in my classroom. Technology plays a key role in the learning that occurs in our classroom. We don’t learn about technology, we learn with technology. Students are engaged in activities that incorporate writing, research skills, critical and creative thinking skills, and much more on a daily basis.

2 thoughts on “Geometry in Our World

  1. 67T

    You have found some very interesting shapes in your school environment. We saw a game shape that we call ‘Hopschotch’. Do you call it that? and do you play it with a rock?

  2. Mrs. McKelvey (Post author)

    Yes, we also call it Hopscotch and we play with a rock too. What geometric shapes or forms do you see in our photos. You can also check out our VoiceThread for more shapes and forms.


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