Friday, February 24, 2012

"Array" of Sunshine {FREEBIES} :)

Happy Friday!  Today is the last day of mid winter break for us so it's time to get ready for March next week!  We'll be doing a lot in math, especially working on arrays and multiplication...and I can't wait!  {I puffy heart arrays!}  We made these FAB "array" of sunshine (I LOVE a good play on words) projects last year and this whole class display for the hallway.

Each student made their own "array" of sunshine rainbow with sunshine and clouds.  I gave each student a sheet of grid paper, two cotton balls, a sheet of blue construction paper, and a sunshine template to trace on yellow or gold construction paper.  I let each student draw out their arrays with any equation they want so all of the projects were differentiated by ability level.  Above grade level students could draw more complex arrays while other students could work on more basic arrays.  Each student then labeled the backs of their arrays with a pencil before gluing them down.

The end result...a super cute rainbow spring craftivity display that matches up to the common core!  Gotta love that right?!?! 

Click the pic below for some other fabulous array activities to work on with your kiddos and enjoy your weekend friends :)


Miss T said...

That is super cute and a clever play of words!

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laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Very cute!!

First Grade Blue SKies

Lisa Howard said...

LOve the cleverness of it!
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Lori said...

Great idea and love how it makes a wonderful display that really catches your attention!
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Ms. Rachel said...


Hope your winter break was fab, even if I didnt get one!

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Kelley Cirrito said...

This is perfect for March and reviewing arrays! I was surprised how quick my kids picked them up! Thanks for sharing your idea!

Patty Rutenbar said...

I love this! It's perfect for where we are in our math right now! I love the way you think!


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Casey Turner said...

Do you mind if I feature your rainbow on my blog next week? We are going to study multiplication and I am going to post an assortment of resources.

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