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Monday, March 5, 2012

Simply Symmetry

As I've been searching the internet for wonderful books to use with my kids to teach symmetry, I found this little treasure:  Let's Fly A Kite by Stuart J. Murphy.
"Let's Fly A Kite" by Stuart J. Murphy
It's only $6 from  It sounds like just the thing I need to teach how to draw a line of symmetry in a fun way.  I also have other books from this series (Math Starts) that are really great.  I'm really interested in books that all of you use for this concept.  If you can, leave a comment below.

Yesterday, when we were working on equal parts, I had the children dividing shapes with Play Doh, but I thought for more independent practice they could use this simple but effective Play Doh mat.  I laminated four of these and put them in my Art Center.
Symmetry Play Doh Mat

During small group today, my pre-k students practiced fine motor skills and learned part-part-whole with this worksheet.  They did a fabulous job with it in class:
Symmetry Shapes

Jeannie, thank you for your sweet comment on my previous fractions/symmetry post.  Here is another symmetry paper that I hope you'll like too:
Symmetry Gingerbread Girl

Finally, here's one more book that you might like to use in kindergarten or in pre-k if you're working on fractions: Eating Fractions by Bruce McMillan.  Let me know what you think.

"Eating Fractions" by Bruce McMillan


  1. Hi Sharon! I hope you're doing well! I love the fractions ideas. We don't touch on it too much in our kindergarten curriculum but my kids will learn anything if they can have a snack so it might be worth checking out! ;) I listed you today when passing out the latest blogger award. I hope you'll check it out! :)

    P.S. I also adjusted the background thanks to your feedback. Hopefully it's easier to read now!

    Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

  2. I really enjoyed your film segment! They really captured the love, talent, and dedication you bring to your classroom and give to your students. What a fitting testimony to many of your gifts! Congratulations!