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Posted Mon Aug 9 00:08:19 PDT 1999 by Compiled by Colleen:)/k-6 ().

Re: Shoes Unit

Posted by Colleen:)/K-6 on 8/07/99On 8/07/99, Claudia wrote:

> Looking for any fun unit materials/ideas/activities

> suitable for a 1st grade unit on shoes. Thanks!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------These may help

http://members.aol.com/mrciajones/shoes.html

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Thebes/9893/la.htmTeePee added 6/1/98

Original Author Unknown

Make a teepee. Come inside.

Pull down tight so we can hide.

Around the mountain... here we go!

Here's my arrow. Here's my bow.

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Golden Shoe added 6/1/98Original Author Unknown

I saw a great idea in a book once where a teacher painted an old pair of

sneakers with gold spray paint and put bright colored laces in. All the

children wanted to practice tying their laces.----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Sad Rabbit added 6/1/98Original Author Unknown

Once there was a rabbit who was very sad because his ears were so

long and narrow that he stepped on them all the time. One day a fairy

landed on the bunny's head. She lifted up the bunny's ears and

crossed them over like an x. Then she put one ear through the bottom

of the x and pulled. Next, she made each long ear into a loop and

made another x like before. She put an ear under that x and pulled

again. From then on the bunny remembered how to tie his ears into a

bow, and he lived happily every after.

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Boxed Shoe added 6/1/98Original Author Unknown

Have the children bring in a small shoe box. Paint the boxes and

make them look like a shoe. Poke about 6 holes in the top to look

like the top of the shoe. Take two different color shoelaces and tie

them in a knot. Then lace up the shoe (box) the two different colors

make it easier for them to see what part goes where.

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Tie these laces added 6/1/98Original Author Unknown

Collect misc.. plastic lids from butter containers, coffee cans,

peanut cans, etc. Use a hole punch, or hammer and nail to make holes

in lids. You can make a straight line, circle around the edge,

criss-cross and more. then for each lid, thread a shoelace through

one hole. use these lids for lacing activities for you children.

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Shoe on a board added 6/1/98Original Author Unknown

Another idea for practicing tying: I think sometimes it is hard for

the children to work on their own shoe. I got a small shoe--can buy

some at yard sales--and had it nailed down to a board. The child can

sit the shoe in front of himself/herself and practice on it. You

could have several.

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I've tried to tie you, shoe added 6/1/98Original Author Unknown

I've tried and tried to tie you, shoe

I've never done it yet

A loop that flip flops on the floor

Is as close as I can getI've practiced on spaghetti

I've practiced on the mop

I've practiced on my sister

until she made me stopSo, here's the loop again. shoe

I'll hold it with my thumb

I'll wrap the other end around

and yank it into bows

It's done!

Materials Needed:Cardboard

Shoelaces, yarn or plastic lacing

Crayons, stickers, stamps, glitter, buttons, and various things to decorate

shoes with.

Scissors

Hole punchTrace child's shoe on cardboard and cut it out (cereal boxes work great).

Punch 3 sets of holes on each cardboard shoe. Children can decorate shoes

with crayons, stamps, glitter, stickers, or glued on buttons. Lace and tie

the shoes for younger children. The older children can practice lacing and

tying their shoes.Teaching is a Work of Heart

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Re: shoes and math old idea to me but mite be new to you

Posted by first grade teacher on 8/07/99Have children sit around a graphing mat, they take off one

shoe and place them on the graph one at a time. You'll have a

row for tie shoes, velcro, buckle, slip on, whatever.

After discussing the results of the concrete graph.( the most,

how many more, etc) give each child the same size piece of

paper approx. 5x4inches. They take their shoes to their

tables and each child draws a picture of his/her shoe trying

to show a lot of detail. Now take these papers and make

another graph on a piece of butcher paper using the pictures

instead of the acutal shoes. This will take the children from

the concrete to representational graphs. Ma

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Re: Where will your shoes go??

Posted by aggie/1/ca on 8/07/99This is an intro to co-operative learning-- Pair up children who

will work fairly well together. Give the pair just ONE piece of

paper and crayons. Have them discuss places they would like to

go to. Their task is to decide on a place they would BOTH like

to go to. They then draw a picture together and write or

dictate a sentence or 2 to go w/it.You could also do some activities w/the rhyme "One, Two, Buckle

My Shoe"*****************************

Claudia, the March/April 1999 issue of CopyCat has an entire

unit for this topic (the first week in March is National

Shoe Week).

Brief Summary of Activities:

1. list every kind of footwear that you can think of!

2.Read Whose Shoe by Margaret Miller--discuss different roles

and type of shoe

3.Sort shoes by attributes

4. count by two(students stand in circle and step forward

as group counts)

5. do patterning with there shoes

6. estimating size-set time limit--have students find 2 people

who have similar shoe size,larger,smaller....

7. graphing--color,soles, type of closure

8. Silly Shoe Day(every one wears their silliest "shoes"

9.there is a shoe poem form

10.b. board idea--children color a paper cut out to

resemble themselves and mount on popcicle stick. These

are placed in a large shoe on bulliten board(stick slides into

slits in shoe)

11. shoe games....best done outside

12. some really nice "forms" for duplication to use with

activities--

13. a list of shoe books....

But they left out my favorite.....Alligator Shoes

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Re: feet tied to math

Posted by deb on 8/08/99FEET

I. Whose Shoe? Margaret Miller

Shoes Elizabeth WinthropClassification

Sort shoes by categories:

buckle --- no buckle

white --- black

heel --- no heelCompare and Contrast Shoe Rubbings

Hold the shoe between legs. Rub bottom on scrap paper with old

crayon pressing hard. Now sort from rubbings:

smooth---rough

words---no words

slippery---rubberII. How Many Feet in the Bed? Diane Johnston Hamm

ISBN 0-671-89903-1

There are _____ people in the bed.

There are _____ feet in the bed.

There are _____ toes in the bed.

III. The Foot Book By Dr. Suess

Find out how many feet are in The Foot Book. How many pairs of

feet are in the story? Use pictures, numbers, and words to

explain your answer.Extension: Draw all the living things that live in your house.

How many feet?

IV. How Big is a Foot? Rolf Myller

Math and Literature (K-3) Book One by Marylin BurnsRead How Big is a Foot until the apprentice went to jail.

Discuss apprentice's problem. Write letter to the apprentice

and offer him advice how to get out of jail. Or write to the

king explaining why it isn't fair that the apprentice went to

jail.V. The Napping House By Audrey Wood

Math and Literature (K-3), Book Two by Marylin Burns

Read the story. When all the sleepers were piled up how many

feet were in the bed? Explain your answer using pictures,

numbers, and words.

Vl. Exploring nonstandard measurement with shoesGive a group of students several objects of varying lengths to

examine and sort into groups. Students can then find 10 objects

in the classroom that are one shoe in length, thereby,

practicing the estimate and confirm strategy. Repeat for two

shoe lengths.How many shoes long are you? How many shoes long is your

desk?

How many shoes long is a table? How many shoes long is the

classroom?

Discuss proper measurement techniques:

no gaps between shoes; no overlaps; no part hanging overFind a tiled floor in the building. Estimate how many shoes to

go around a tile. Measure and confirm. After completing edge

measurements of the desk, table, a tile, introduce the

vocabulary perimeter.Advanced Challenges

How many shoes to go around the room? Body Measurement --

Estimate their height in shoes. Measure to confirm. Next

measure arm span. Often I have students paint a picture of

themselves then measure and label the parts on the painted

picture.

VII. "Counting Feet" 50 Problem Solving Lessons Grades 1-6

pages 41-42VIII. Graph "Do your shoes have laces, buckles, velcro,

plain?" How to assess Problem- Solving Skills in MathResources for Feet Unit

Whose Shoe? Margaret Miller

Shoes Elizabeth Winthrop

How Many Feet in the Bed? Diane Johnston Hamm

ISBN 0-671-89903-1

The Foot Book By Dr. Suess

How Big is a Foot? Rolf Myller

Math and Literature (K-3) Book One by Marylin Burns

The Napping House By Audrey Wood

Math and Literature (K-3), Book Two by Marylin Burns

"Counting Feet" 50 Problem Solving Lessons Grades 1-6

"Do your shoes have laces, buckles, velcro, plain?" How to

assess Problem-Solving Skills in Math

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Re: Poem for B.B idea/outdoor games

Posted by S.J. on 8/08/99Since the shoe thing has gained some interest, here is the

poem to go with the b.board idea(There Was A Teacher) and

suggestions for outdoor games.There Was A Teacher

There was a (first) grade teacher

who taught in a shoe.

Whe had lots of great students

who knew what to do.

At reading time, they listened so

well.

During spelling, every word they

could spell.

At math time, problems were

solved in a breeze.

During social studies, they learned

history.

At science time, labs were finished

with style.

When it was time to go home, they

skipped off with a smile.Games(Playground type!!!)

Shoe Fling

Invite entire class to line up in a row.Have each student

loosen or untie one shoe. At your command the students remove

shoe and fling it across the play ground. Whose shoe went

the farthest?Teamwork (need grassy area)

All students will need tie shoes.

Kids form line, touching shoulder to shoulder.

Each student ties his left lace to his neighbor's right lace

and the right lace to the neighbors left(they are all tied in

a line :).People at the end will have only one shoe tied.

Now, challenge the group to follow simple commands---take 3

steps forward, take two steps back, take one step to the

left....etc...

(Personally, I would do this in groups of two to four people

and provide twine for those who did not have tie shoes--)Shoebox Shuffle

You need 2 shoe boxes for each team (divide class into 2 or

more teams)Follow the typical rules for a relay race. However, all

runners must wear shoeboxes on their feet. They must keep the

boxes on their feet for the entire leg of the race and pass

them on to the next runner who will do the same.

(Illustration shoes cover attached and part cut away so that

childrens feet will slide into box)

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