Math "Vocabulators"

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
I love my Math Vocabulators!

I am linking up to Tara's monthly "Monday Made it," even though it took me until Wednesday to finish.  I saw these "Vocabulators" on Tara's blog, 4th Grade Frolics, and I knew I had to make some.  I learned how to dye rice from reading Tara's link to Melissa Forney's blog, and also from watching some videos on YouTube.  

Cute pets for "Pet theme"
First, I bought some small containers from Target, and rice from the Dollar Tree.  I splurged and bought cute buttons, stickers, plastic figurines, etc... from Michaels to go with the themes I made for each of my Math Vocabulators.  

Then, I dyed the rice and waited for it to dry completely.  I could hardly wait for it to dry, because I wanted to add the cutesy things to each of my themed containers.  =)

Containers for my Math Vocabulators
I wrote out some Math Vocabulary words to go inside each Math Vocabulator.  

The words that are inside each of my containers go along with the Math chapters we have been working through.  So there are words about Place Value, Rounding, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, and so on.  When kids find a word, they can write the definition, illustrate it or use it in an example they come up with.  I am looking forward to Geometry when we have a ton of new vocabulary words!!! 

Here are some pictures of each of my themed Math Vocabulators.  

1.  Ocean Theme:

Even a cute little bow!
2.  Pet Theme:

Adding the Rice...

3.  Arctic Theme:

Cute penguin, polar bear, and snowflakes...

4.  Monster Theme:

So much fun!

5.  School Theme:

Even has our School Mascot!  Tigers!!!

I loved making these!  I can't wait for my 4th graders to use them during Math.  =)



  1. Very cute! I love that you did themes.

    1. Thanks Emily! They were so much fun to make. I am going to change the themes for time to time too. =)

  2. Your vocabulators turned out great!

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    1. Thank you Brandi! I missed your Birthday Month Giveaway. I also have a birthday in October, mine is on the 11th. When is/was yours? Happy Birthday! I will definitely be back to check out your blog; it is so wonderful. :)

  3. Love your math vocabulators!! I bet your kiddos will really enjoy them!

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    1. Thanks Dee! I love your blog; I am your newest follower. I will be back to check it out. =)

  4. Your math vocabulators turned out fabulous. I love the bright colors!

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's always fun to meet new 4th grade teachers! Your vocabulators look fun :)


    1. Hi Bethany,

      My 4th graders love the Math Vocabulators. I will be back to visit your blog often. =)


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