**September 2019******A Book and Mini-STEM Journey with Mrs. Kale!

*Sponsored by the Learning Commons*

**September Book:**

Perfect Square by Michael Hall

**September Challenge:**

Design and create an original "Square Sculpture" out of 1 square of construction paper. Start by measuring and cutting out a square that has 9 inch sides.

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Get Paper Sculpture Ideas:

Get Paper Sculpture Ideas:

Use different

**techniques**such as slots, tabs, 3D shapes, symmetry, and pop-ups.

- Basic - Paper Sculpture - video (6 min.)

- 3rd - 5th -

Pop-Up Tutorial 1 - video - Materials and Basic Theory (24 min.)

Pop-Up Tutorial 2 - video - Right Angle V-fold & Acute Angle V-fold (20 min.) - Visit the Makerspace for more ideas!

**Standards:**

**MGSEK.G.5**

*.*Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.

**MGSE1.G.3 (100Q)**Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words

*halves*,

*fourths*, and

*quarters*, and use the phrases

*half of*,

*fourth of*, and

*quarter of*. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.

**MGSE2.MD.1**Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.

**MGSE3.G.1 (450-680Q)**Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles

**MGSE4.G.1**Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.

**MGSE5.G.3**Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category.

*For example, all rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles.*