Children need many opportunities to learn about shapes. Here is a collection of playful…
We use play doh to practice the shapes. Using molding tools, the girls print circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, hearts, and stars.
What shape can you print with this tool? You need a knife to cut the prints out.
Patterns can be numbers, shapes, images that repeat in a logical way. Patterns help children learn to make predictions, to understand what comes next, to make logical connections, and to use reasoning skills. Adele and Virag create patterns with the play doh shapes.
Can you read your patterns? Which one is your favorite?
Show and Tell Project (Show and Tell 2 Student's Book page 9)
The girls make shape figures from the different size and color shapes I pre-made.
What shape is its body? And the nose? What about the eyes? And the legs? Then they describe their figures: This is my friend. It's a (star). The eyes are (circles), the nose is (a red triangle), etc.
They do the accompanying Activity Book exercise on page 8 where they have to continue the shape pattern.
Accordion Number Book
Accordion books are a fun twist on vocabulary development for young children. This time we use them to practice number writing and counting. It will be a beautiful part of the girls' math lapbooks, too.
Join the dots to draw the numbers? How many butterflies do you stick here? These butterflies are beautiful. Look, they are sparkling.
At the end of each unit, we make a lapbook where we collect all the pictures, drawings and cut-outs we make during the lessons. This way, whenever we want to check, revise the content from that unit, we just open the lapbooks. It is also a great way to display their work and progress.
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