So that my kiddos can better understand the cylinder
shape, and make that word part of their vocabulary
, I make windsocks
several times during the year.
They absolutely LOVE making them, plus, they’re easy-peasy for me, look fantastic suspended from the ceiling and take just a short amount of time.
It seemed only appropriate to make one specifically to highlight examples of real world cylinder shapes
There are two patterns
to choose from. Pick one, or give children a choice.
You can also use one as a worksheet
for children to color at a later date or use for homework, early finishers
or tuck in your sub tub
I point out that the cylinder
is made up of the flat, 2D rectangular shape
, but when rolled, turns into a 3D cylinder
. This simple fact never ceases to amaze them.
To get in some writing practice
have students write the names of each example on a colorful strip before they glue them down.
They could also write attributes
on the strips.
Gently roll the paper & staple into a cylinder shape
. Punch 2 holes on either side, add a yarn loop & suspend from the ceiling.
I’ve included a poster
for the center of your display.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students enjoy making a windsock as much as mine do.
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