Monday, October 8, 2012

Shapes, Shapes, and More Shapes

My kindergarten students have just completed my 26 day shape unit and I am proud of the wonderful learning that took place!
These are two sample assessments that show how my students used specific shapes to create a picture.
 

This is a circle map that we created as class on shapes.







This is the shape monster that my students created using construction paper shapes.


 Below is the Shape Monster Emergent
Reader that focuses on  2-D shapes. It is full of sight words/color words. This is an important skill that addressess the kindergarten Language Arts standards. The students love reading this book and we put it in their book boxes for reading enjoyment.

This is a tree map assessment that covers the 2-D shapes.
This is a flip chart that I created for the 3-D shapes. It is very interactive and my students love this lesson.
Counting corners is a kindergarten exemplar that I created that uses higher order thinking skills. This is one element that the new common core standards focus on.
 
This is the shape monster flip chart that I created that goes along with the emergent reader and construction paper shape monster craft. I use it to hook my students and to help build their fluency skills. They love reading it over and over!
There are some more teaching links that I just love using to integrate shapes into my curriculum. I am posting them below:
 
http://www.brainpopjr.com/math/geometry/  Wonderful shape lessons that focus on 2-D as well as
 3-D shapes.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htcuPenTg38     These are three great shape songs to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUMUaxiPUlo   incorporate into your shape unit
 
 
To see more wonderful resources, lessons, activities, pictures, samples, and a 26 day by day shape unit  please visit my TPT store at:
 
 
 

 

 

2 comments:

  1. Love your shape monster! How fun!
    I am your newest follower!
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  2. Great Blog!!! preschoolers can learn everything they need to know in the school of life. Would love to see your article again.Thanks for sharing about preschool. preschool in india

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