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Thursday, August 10, 2017

4 activities using Hula Hoops as Venn Diagrams - So Fun!

4 activities using Hula Hoops as Venn Diagrams - So Fun!  In our first example, categories were determined for students: school and home. Depending on the age of the students,  categories may be decided by the students.
This activity was determined by the students.  They decided to label and categorize the middle loop as needs of both.  They had to defend many of their illustrations in the center.  They explained that the house represented shelter, the girl eating symbolized food and the umbrella represented water - all things needed by animals and people.
In this activity, students categorized vegetables and fruit.  The center category was food that was sometimes referred to as a vegetable and sometimes referred to as a fruit. They did a google search to prove this.  Since cheese, eggs, ice - cream and doughnuts are neither vegetables nor fruits they were placed outside of the Venn diagram (not my categories).
This activity was more difficult.  Students had to identify nouns, verbs and words that could be used as both.  For example:  The children watched a play (noun).  Can you play (verb) with the cars?
For struggling students. below is a video with activities that parents can do at home with their children.

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