## Thursday, March 27, 2014

### Perimeter and Area

Here is a good graphic and explanation of Perimeter and Area.

We did a walk around the classroom to help us remember what perimeter is:

Next we made snow angels to help us remember what area is:

Area is the surface covered by a 2D shape. The snow angel represented the covered area.

1. This is such a great idea! Too bad the weather warmed up before you got to use this in some real snow. That would have been a fun way to do homework on a snow day!

-Becky, from WWU

1. Dear Becky,
Yeah you’re right! The weather did warm up and all the snow is gone, but the snow angles we did in class helped us understand what Area is. It was fun and kind of weird but I think Mr. Pahl is very creative and fun, I am glad that he’s my Teacher.
Sincerely Izabelle,

2. Dear Becky,
You are right, learning area with snow angles when all of the snow is gone. I do wish that our class can do that outside when it’s was snowing for real!!! Now that would be fun!

-Elizabeth

3. Dear Becky,
I also agree with you and Elizabeth that we could go outside in the snow in Mr. Pahl’s class to do area and perimeter. But, unfortunately, we can’t because it is not snowing any more.

4. Dear Becky,
There probably really HIGH!!!
- Mike

5. Dear Becky,
I do wish we can do it on the snow, it would be really fun! Your right, too bad the snow melted and we can’t do it. These are really great way to remember area and perimeter, though.
-Charlize

6. Mike,
My grades are pretty good right now, thanks for asking! I'm definitely doing the best in Mr. Pahl's class so far. We're learning how to create blogs of our own like this one! I think when I'm a teacher I'll use one for my own class. You guys really seem to enjoy it!
-Becky, WWU

2. Hey is Bryan here!

I think this visual explanation of perimeter and area is pretty cool. I used to get all kinds of mixed up with perimeter and area when I was in school and this would have helped me. Nice job showing your knowledge! I might steal this idea for my own classroom one day

1. Thank you very much for commenting on our blog it really means a lot to my class and I. Also I really think that if you keep on practicing on trying to remember to not get the perimeter and area mixed-up you’ll improve a lot on your school work.

What a fun and memorable way to learn about area and perimeter. Using your whole body really helps your brain to remember and it makes studying so much more fun.

Kayla (WWU student of Mr. Pahl)

1. Dear Kayla,
I totally agree that doing snow angels is a good way to remember perimeter and area. I wish my class did it to it looks fun.
Sincerely,
Neri (Mr. Pahl’s student in the other class)

2. Dear Kayla,
I agree that using your whole body helps your brain. Did you know I have a cousin named Kayla too! What are you doing at the WWU?
From, Anny

4. Making snow angels seems like a really great way to represent area! I bet it will be easy to remember what area is now.

1. Dear Kyla,
It’s actually easy to remember Area thanks to the snow angels we did. We also have a hand motion for Area to, we pretend to fill in a rectangle or square.
Sincerely Izabelle,
P.S. I am the girl in the Yellow!

5. Dear WWU,
Yeah you guys are right it was fun doing snow angel on the floor. Also what are you guys learning from school and what is Mr. Pahl teaching you guys?
From Angelina L e :]

1. Angelina,
We're learning a lot! Mostly we're learning how to use technology in classrooms when we're teachers. We're creating our own blogs and posting different things on there. Mr. Pahl is teaching us how to use a lot of the things that he's used in your classroom, so you guys are ahead of us!
-Becky, WWU

6. Dear A.M. class,
It looks fun what you’re doing hopefully my class can do it to. Was it fun? Hopefully it will help with my and you’re learning
Sincerely, Ellis

7. Dear A.M class,
It looks really fun what you guys are doing. Is that perimeter and area? Anyway hopefully my CLASS can do that I bet you guys had a good time and I just looked a 3 pictures!
Sincerely, Danny

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