Saturday, October 24, 2009

Project Round-Up: Third Grade Ugly Dolls

There is an ugly doll craze in third grade! We decided to use it to learn about symmetry and asymmetry.

Third graders created paper "ugly creatures" whose bodies and features were symmetrical or asymmetrical. They learned how to create a symmetrical shape by folding a piece of paper before cutting and that this created an instant line of symmetry to work from.

Once their collaged creatures were finished, they created the place where their creature lives. We had a lot of fun making these and the results are very funny. Check them out on display in the third grade hallway.


  1. Amazing! How are you liking the SmartBoard? We are doing something very similar in 2nd grade now, making symmetrical creatures from outerspace.

  2. I love it! It totally changed my teaching. I do, however, have some spacial issues in terms of where to put the projector (it has to be so close to the screen!). But otherwise it is great.
    Can't wait to see the work your kids do. Let's get together.

  3. Hi Megan, I am so impressed with your work here (you too Keri!) It is a great way to keep in touch.