In math, we have been learning about 2D shapes! The kiddos have been working towards a couple of goals:
1) I can describe 2D shapes by identifying the name and how many sides and corners.
2) I can sort 2D shapes by a specific characteristic.
3) I can idenifty 2D shapes in my environment.
Check out some of the centers that the kiddos have been working on to develop these skills!
1. Sorting 2D shapes: At this center, the kiddos pick a sorting rule and then sort the shapes according to their choice. Once they are done, they can find objects around the classroom that fit their sorting rule and add it to their mats. Stay tuned on Seesaw to see your child upload and explain their sorting rules.
2. Math Mountain Board Game: This game helps the kiddos to recall and use their friends to 10 mental math skill. Each student takes a turn rolling the dice and moving that amount of spaces. Each space has a math question they must answer using their mental math strategies. First person to cross off all their friends of 10 in their number bank, wins!
3. 2D Shape Creations: At this center, the kiddos use various amounts of shapes to create whatever they want! I have seen some creative friends make a city, a self-portriat, a fox and a vehicle. Once they are done, they count how many of each shape they used in their picture.
4. Creating 2D Shapes with Loose Parts: At this center, the kiddos are given an endless amount of loose parts (tooth picks, styrofoam balls, wiki stix, popsicle sticks, buttons etc) to replicate 2D shapes. After they are finished creating the shape, they must identify how many sides are corners the shape has using the wooden numbers.
5. 2D shape sort: At this center the kiddos cut out all the given shapes and sort them according to how many sides the shape has. Once they are done sorting the given shapes, they are given flyers to find everyday objects that work with the sorting rules!