The Greedy Triangle FREE Printable

The Greedy Triangle FREE Printable


Boy Mama Teacher Mama The Greedy Triangle FREE Printable (featured)

If you haven’t read, The Greedy Triangle, by Marilyn Burns, you are missing out. It is a wonderful story about shapes and perfect for use in the classroom or just to enjoy at home.


Triangle is bored with being a triangle so he visits the local shapeshifter and POOF! is turned into a quadrilateral. He loves being a quadrilateral for a while, but then becomes bored again and returns to the shapeshifter who turns him into a pentagon.  But triangle is never really satisfied and finally after several trips to the shapeshifter and after adding more and more angles, he returns one more time and asks to be made a triangle once more.

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After reading this story, I asked my students to pick a shape they like and to complete the following sheet.

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Boy Mama Teacher Mama The Greedy Triangle FREE Printable

The ideas they came up with were fantastic and really unique. I was sure to ask them to add a “because” to their sentence so I knew just why their shape liked being the way the chose.

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After School Linky 2014

Love these ideas from last week’s linky:

Math Mission: Find the Secret of the Circle from Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational

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Cover it Up: 5 in a Row Geometry Game from Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational

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Sensory Wall Mosaic Art from Mama Smiles


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The After School Link Up is a great place to share ideas and to find new ideas to do with your children after school or in your homeschool.  The After School Link Up goes live every Monday. So, if you are a blogger, an educator or just some one looking for some good ideas, be sure to stop by Boy Mama Teacher Mama (or the other co-hosts) on Mondays and see what others have to share.

We would love to have you link up your School-Age Post (Ages 5 and up) about your learning week after school including Crafts, Activities, Playtime and Adventures that you are doing to enrich your children’s lives after their day at school, homeschool or on the weekend! When linking up, please take a moment to comment on at least one post linked up before yours! By linking up you’re giving permission for us to share on our After School Pinterest Board or Feature on our After School Party in the upcoming weeks!

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