Tuesday, January 3, 2012

More Hedgehog Fun!

I survived my first day back at school after winter break! I'm exhausted, but it actually went well. My kinders were unusually quiet and well behaved...although I'm sure they'll be back to their regular rowdy selves tomorrow. I also lucked out because, even though I got a new student today, turns out she knows her alphabet and sight words and so far is very quiet and sweet.

  

Since I'm in such a good mood...despite vacation being over...I made another hedgehog themed math game (check out my other freebies here). This game is called "Measuring Hedgehogs" and it comes with 8 different sized hedgehogs for students to measure. Students write at the top of the recording sheet what they used to measure the hedgehogs (unifix cubes, links, pennies, etc.) and then record the length of each hedgehog on the sheet. They can even do this activity several different times using a different measurement tool and recording sheet each time.

I'll definitely be putting this activity in my math stations this week. My kids are smitten with hedgehogs ever since we saw one in the book The Mitten today...more on mitten activities coming later this week!

5 comments:

  1. This is so super cute! I think I will snag it from you and put it in my stations as well! And I am happy to hear that your new student is starting out well. Hooray!

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  3. Thanks for the great ideas! My kids will love them.

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  4. We just got a hedgehog for a classroom pet in our kindergarten class...compliments of a parent who raises them. We all love him! The kids named him Spikey. I introduced him using Jan Brett's book,The Hat. We are continuing to read other Jan Brett books with hedgehog characters while we learn facts about hedgehogs from non-ficiton resourcs as well. Your adorable hedgehog measuring activity is going to fit in extremely well with ourr other activities. Thank you!

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