Lately we have been learning about perimeter and area. We dug a little deeper today, and did a flip book to help us understand. It was a huge help! I really got to see where everyone was getting stuck, and who REALLY had it. We started off watching a perimeter and area song/ video. If you want to check it out or watch it again with them here it is:
We had a discussion with an anchor chart, and did one flip book together. Then they went back to their seats, and made their own. They got to make their own shapes to find the perimeter and the area out of graph paper. The only stipulations were 1) 2 of them had to be squares and rectangles and 2) They all had to be "whole" squares inside the shapes.