1-2-3 Study Community Helpers and Shapes With Me!
Whenever I'm working on a theme, I try to design things that cover a variety of standards.
Making a booklet featuring community helpers that would incorporate the 8 2D flat shapes, that students need to recognize, was a lot of fun.
I could have listed a lot of community helpers who work with a rectangle shape, but thought a teacher using their blackboard, was the most appropriate.
This activity will help with the Common Core State Standard:K.G.1 as well as a variety of reading standards.
Students read the sentences; trace and write the shape word, trace and draw the shape, and then cut & glue the appropriate picture to the box.
The booklet makes a nice Daily 5 activity.
Click on the link to view/download the Community Helpers Take Shape easy reader.
After I completed the 2D shape booklet, I thought it would be fun to design a community helper easy reader featuring 3D shapes.
Click on the link to view/download Community Helpers Shape Up.
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1-2-3 Come Lace And Learn With Me!
The more ways you can get students involved in shapes, the better the chance of the recognition-light bulb finally going on.
Lacing is fun for little ones, as well as an awesome fine motor skill.
These "Lace To Learn" shapes are quick and easy to make.
Simply run them off on card stock, laminate, trim and punch holes.
Students can lace in and out through the holes with a long piece of yarn or ribbon with the tips taped, or a big shoestring is also fun.
Have children say the shape several times as they lace.
I've labeled the shapes with traceable words, so that tracing them with a dry erase marker is also great word reinforcement.
When students have completed their project, ask them to name 1 or 2 attributes that they discovered while they were lacing.
Click on the link to view/download the Learn While You Lace 2D Shape Activity.
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