Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Patterning With A Passion

So we all use patterns using our classroom calendars and we might use manipulatives along with this but why not record these in strip books so the children can take them home and "read" them to their families? You can do ABAB forever and just use different images to keep it interesting. This book would be for the kids that understand this concept and need more of a challenge. I love the cut and paste aspect too. I will be selling strip style books in my TpT store if you love this and want them. My partner cannot get enough of these (seriously).We start out patterning the kids and using hand motions which our students really enjoy. I think this year I will have a new pattern every day that we can build in a pocket chart. Remember you can use dot markers at the very beginning and have them work with 2 colors (KISS).I have it as a free download in a much earlier post. What do you use for patterning?


Freckleteacher said...

I love your strip books Fran! I haven't tried them with kiddos yet, but I will! I know you will let us know when they are up on TpT. I sure hope my new students like to cut!
Thanks AGAIN!

Melayne Marchese said...

YES!! I love your stuff in the TPT store..bought ABC cut and paste book today!! Please put this school supply strip book in SOON!!! THANK YOU!!

amber said...

Fran, I just wanted to let you know that you are amazing! Not only are activities worthwhile & meaningful, but they are cute! This makes me happy =) Thank you for inspiring me to be an even better Kinder teacher!

Comptonhouse said...

I hope to see your Pattern school supply strip soon too. I would love to get it! Thanks!

Crayons and Curls said...

Fran you are so amazingly creative! Thank you for being the ultimate Kindergarten Teacher! :)
Crayons and Curls

Cindy said...

Hi Fran,
You know I think you are AMAZING! ;-)
As far as what I use for patterning....I am a little old school in that we use a LOT of manipulatives...buttons, bottle caps, dyed pasta, keys...etc. We stamp patterns using pattern block stamps, and we also do paper patterns similar to what you've shown here...only not NEARLY as cute! ;-)
THANKS again for sharing such adorable ideas.

Ilovekindergarten said...

Love, love your work. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.