1-2-3 Come Review Shapes With Me!
I found that the more I immersed children in shapes and shape vocabulary, the quicker they grasped the standards. I tried to give students a variety of activities to do, that would involve an assortment of standards, so that I was covering quite a bit, in a short amount of time, with just one activity.
Glyphs and games were wonderful alternatives, that my Y5's really enjoyed. I get quite a few requests for glyphs, and by the number of people who download and PIN them, they are obviously popular. The Quilt Glyph is covered with 2D flat shapes.
Run off and pass out the glyph quilts. Students write their name in the center. The teacher reads the Quilt Glyph directions and has students color the shapes according to their answers. To add that "finishing touch" students can glue a photo on their favorite shape.
Pre-cut a variety of colors of construction paper. Have students choose one and glue their quilt to it. Arrange all of the pieces on a bulletin board to resemble a large classroom quilt. Your caption can read: "We are all wonderfully unique, yet we go together perfectly!" Click on the link to view/download the Back to School Quilt Glyph.
Another way to review shapes is via the "Quick Quilt" game. Run off the template. Students take turns spinning the shape spinner.
Whatever shape they land on, is the one that they trace and color on their quilt. Encourage students to identify the shape by saying its name.
The 1st one who completes their quilt, or the one with the most shapes colored in when the timer rings, is the winner.
The rest of the players complete their quilts too. I've included a black and white spinner, as well as one in color, plus both options, with shape- word labels. Students can color they shapes any color that they want (I encourage children to use lots of colors) or they can color the shape to match the one on the spinner.
Click on the link to view/download the Quick Quilt Shape Game.
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