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Parallel Lines

A song based on the writing of second grade students. Students did the following:

  • students looked for parallel lines around the classtoom (tiles on the floor and ceiling; lines on the cupboard doors; wires on the guinea pig cage)
  • we considered the following puzzle and guessed at the colour of the bear
    • Molly steps out of her tent
    • She walks south 1 km
    • She walks west 1 km
    • She sees a bear, and gets scared
    • She runs north 1 km, arriving back at her tent
    • How is this possible?
    • And, what colour was the bear?
  • we read the story Do Parallel Lines Meet?
  • we explored the story and the puzzle by looking at lines on the globe
  • students drew pictures and wrote to describe what they learned
  • student writing was compiled to create the song below
  • Students met another second grade class in the library and sand their song together

Parallel lines

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Tiles on the ceiling
Lines on the cupboard
Wires on the guinea pig cage

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Parallel lines
Never meet
But they meet, at the north pole

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The world is a sphere
A 3D solid
The world is not flat like a circle

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Molly in her tent
How did she get back
She saw a bear, what colour was it?

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Molly went south
Then went west
Then went north, how did she get back?

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Parallel lines
in a triangle
At the north pole, is how she got back

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