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Shapes, shapes, shapes, they're everywhere! Youngsters contribute ideas to a KWL chart about shapes and listen to the story, The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns. They identify and sort pattern blocks following a guided lesson then get kinesthetic and form large shapes with a jump rope. Modifications, web links, vocabulary, and extension activities are included.
Shapes can be found everywhere, even in a quilt. Children reproduce basic shape patterns using tangrams, then read Grandfather Tang's Story. They explore a variety of centers related to patterns and finish the activity by decorating graham crackers to construct edible quilt blocks.
Young learners examine, identify and use geometric shapes while creating masks. They design a mask using a drawing program, make the mask, and showcase it. They take digital pictures of their mask and write step by step directions for a PowerPoint presentation they will give.
Students explore shapes and patterns found in their own community. They identify shapes and patterns in photographs, and listen to a book about shapes. Students then examine Paul Klee paintings for shapes and patterns, and create a shape picture of something in their community.