Hunting for shapes

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on January 17, 2014

in Children's Books, Hearts are for loving, Shape hunt, Shapes and Colors

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We recently began our unit on shapes.  To introduce this our shape unit we played a fun and colorful game…

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We like to begin most lessons with a story that can help us make connections as we learn.  We chose the newly published book “Hearts are for Loving” by Niki Alling to help us introduce our lesson on shapes…

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This book is filled with simple text and illustrations of all the basic shapes and ending with a heart…

Hunting for shapes by Teach Preschool

After reading our book, we brought out our magnet board, filled with foam shapes.  There were triangles, squares, rectangles, and circles.  Over the next few weeks, we will be focusing on all of these basic shapes.  We will wrap up our unit on shapes with hearts for Valentine’s day…

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To begin our shape hunt, we went back through our book to see what shapes we could find on the pages.  When the children found a shape in our book, the hunt was on to find a similar shape on our board…

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We continued playing our game as we went back through each page of the book to see what shapes the children should look for next…

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After we finished finding our shapes, the children were invited to come up with their own creations like we saw in our book…

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 And then the children were off to explore our centers which we will share more about that with you soon!

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