We have been learning about shapes the last 5 days in school. These are firsties so I tried to keep as age friendly as possible. They love learning about shapes. Especially since we can do fun things to learn about them. We started the unit on shapes with a Chart that was students/ class made of shapes we knew some things about. I wish I would have taken a picture of it, but I didn’t :(. We then talked about the different shapes. They also had had explore time during center with the shape manipulatives.
We just focused on these 7 shapes for now. We then made a chart together as a class. The students wrote the numbers in for the sides and corners.
We had a discussion about how the different shapes are different. We talked about how a circle really is an odd ball. We then made shape monsters with the polygon shapes only. I made mine first to show the class how to make them. They had to include one of every shape except the circle. I had di cut squares, triangles, trapezoids, and rectangles. I then just printed out pentagons and rhombuses to have them cut out as they made their shape monsters.
Before they could get their large black paper to glue their shape monster down on they had to show me they had all the shapes in their monster. They could use the charts at the back of the room for support. This was a great way to informally assess them!
They then could glue their Shape Monster down, and now it is in the hall on display! 🙂
A zoo field trip at this time of year!?! Now I totally see why! ALL the animals were active! From this lion chewing on his meaty bone to an elephant playing with a ball! We even heard a tiger meow? Not sure what the noise was 😂. ... See MoreSee Less
This is at my daughter’s school. They’ve been learning about animals and adaptations the last 6 weeks. This center is for bird beaks. The tweezers are the bird beaks and put pretend bugs and worms in the sand and they picked them out with the “bird beak” (tweezers). Great hands on connection!!! #2ndgradeteacher#1stgradeteacher#kindergartenteacher... See MoreSee Less
There is a lot of new people over the last few months. So I thought I’d introduce myself. I’m Emily and the girl behind Emily Education. I opened shop back in 2013. I have taught 2nd, 1st, Kindergarten and Preschool. This year I’m taking a break as I just had my third child in August. I am a Seattle Native that moved to Utah in the middle of a pandemic. 🤪 We live here with our Labradoodle Charley and 2 daughters and now son! I love creating resources. Let me know who you are! What do you teach? ... See MoreSee Less