Visual Plans, What I Bought During the BIG TPT Sale, and Shape Centers

19 May 2013

This Plane and Solid Shape Math Centers and More! packet just kept growing and growing!  So glad it is finally finished.  My students are having a blast with these math centers and learning at the same time.  I am so proud of them, they are using words like "vertices" and "two-dimensional."  Click the image above to check out the packet on TpT.
Construction Center - Working with their "construction crew," the  students combine shapes to create a structure.  Then they record the solid shapes they used to create the structure and draw a picture.  

Toothpick Shapes - The students use toothpicks and marshmallows to build shapes.  They use my plane shape posters as a guide. They then place a tag on their toothpick shape and label what the shape is, how many vertices it has, and how many sides.  

We do not end school until June 21st with students, so I am still very much in school mode.  This week is our spring exhibit and I am cramming in Ant projects!  Here are my plans for the week:
 *This plan book format is called "Erica."  Click here to check it out in Ms. M's A Teacher's Plan Store.
**My visual plans are inspired by DeeDee Wills' visual plans.  


Now, on to my Big TpT Sale Purchases!!
I am finally linking up to my post over at Blog Hoppin'.   I am so not a blogging super star and struggle with blogging on three separate blogs!   Yet, I would love to start a "shoes/shopping/pets/home blog."  I think I just like making more work for myself!

Here are some of my awesome finds.  Just click on the pictures to check them out on TpT!

I purchased this product last year and I am so excited because Alisha updated it.  So cute!!

I went graphics crazy and bought a ton!  





  1. Wow Erica, this resource looks jam packed with activities for geometry learning! I added your ants resource to my wishlist today. I am in school until the end of June too and thought ants would be fun to do!

    Thanks for sharing!

    :) V.

  2. I so need this! I am working on getting stations ready for all of next year and one thing I am trying to make/buy one station for each standard that isn't themed for a certain time of the year! These are great!


  3. Hi, Erica! I absolutely love your construction center and toothpick shapes center. I will definitely need to be purchasing your Shapes Centers packet for next year!

    Here's the Hoot

  4. Your new unit looks wonderful!!!

    Fun In First

  5. You made some great purchases! I'm adding your Shape Center to my wish list...awesome! :)

  6. Oh, your Shape Centers packet is perfect! Definitely adding this to my wish list. My kids would love it! :)

    Ship Shape First Grade

  7. Love your blog design!
    Just found your blog! Now following!
    Looking forward to keeping up!


  8. I went shopping with my last Scholastic book order for the year and got your 20 Super Spelling Centers. It arrived a couple of days ago. I've very excited. Lots of great ideas.
    The shape center looks fab as well. Thanks!
    Have a great week.

    School Is a Happy Place

  9. Love your new unit Erica and thanks for the shout! :) XOXO!!

  10. I love how you call them a "Construction Crew" when they are building :) Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas this year!
    Three Cheers for First Grade!


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