Shapes - Kindergarten

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Extend scholars' learning experience with a unit consisting of five shape lesson plans, an extension activity, assessment, and rubric. Begin by reading a story about shapes, then conduct an overview and assign pupils' their first activity--coloring shapes based on attributes. Next, get up and moving with the Hokey Pokey Shape Song. Finally, analyze paintings and take a walk around campus to identify shapes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Take brain breaks with the song and dance from lesson three
  • Copy shapes on cardstock paper and laminate for continued use
  • Send lessons home as a learning packet over long breaks or vacation
Classroom Considerations

  • The unit is designed to meet the needs of children who are gifted and talented and/or have the ability to work independently  
  • The overview states that although the lessons can be completed in multiple environments, they are best suited for the classroom
  • A variety of materials are required for each lesson; review what is needed prior to implementation 
Pros

  • Each lesson plan is written clearly and in detail
  • Shapes are large and neatly designed
  • The unit offers a variety of opportunities for learners to show what they know about shapes
Cons

  • Beware of broken links