Wednesday, January 23, 2013

100th Day of School 3-D Style

If you have been following this blog for any amount of time (or my TpT/Teachers Notebook Stores) then you know that I LOVE to make dodecahedron projects for my students to complete. They LOVE the engaging, simple assignments which they then turn into that geometrical wonder, the Dodecahedron.

With Hundreds day coming up, I knew that I wanted to make a kit for that. I got to wondering what I could would work well as the 12 mini-assignments. I wanted them to be fun, but I also wanted them to have meaning and not just all be coloring or "silly".

I pulled out my 100th Day file folder that was over flowing and skimmed and scanned the contents. I was pleased to find several ideas that sparked my creativity and I set to work. When I finished, I knew that I needed a test group. I mean, these activities were activities that I had been using for years, and I loved them. But I had never combined them in this fashion. Well... the 4th grade teacher graciously offered to be the test driver. I turned the kit over to her and this is what happened:

I always love the look of a completed dodecahedron. The students never tire of seeing them come to life in front of the their very eyes. These are going to make a very amazing 100th day display in the school. The 4th grade teacher has spent the last several days letting the students work on them as time allowed. 

Wahoo! Another fun resource ready to share.

-MrHughes :0)

If you are interested in learning more, you can check it out HERE in my TpT Shop or HERE in my Teachers Notebook Shop.

I also wanted to share some of my other dodecahedron kits that are currently available.


  1. They loved the activities and the dodecahedrons look awesome hanging in our room - just in time for 100 Day! Thanks for letting us test it out for you. :)

    1. Thanks for being willing to do so! They turned out just amazing!

  2. I'm a new follower! Love this idea - we just finished reading The Phantom Tollbooth and the Dodecahedron was a character in it. The kids will have a blast completing this fun little activity.

    Would love it if you would stop by my blog. Thank you!

    Katie @ Mrs. Lyon's Blog - Teaching: The Art of Possibility

    1. Thanks for stopping by and sorry for the late reply- phew. What a week. Thanks for your comments. I have stopped by your blog. Thanks for sharing!
      -Mr. Hughes

  3. It's a little different, but this reminded me of the haiku tunnel books I just did (plus it goes with the poetry you mentioned somewhere). The final products were totally impressive. I posted directions and sample pictures at (scroll to the bottom). Enjoyed poking around your blog.

    1. theroommom-
      LOVED looking at your blog and post. What a great tutorial for tunnel books. LOVED IT!
      I hope you will come back again soon and visit us here at An Educator's Life.
      -Mr. Hughes


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