## Reflection: Student Ownership I Reckon It's a Rectangle! - Section 5: Closure

When students share what they've learned and explain their thinking, others learn from it! Kids listen to kids best. That's why record producers spend millions of dollars every year creating CDs for kids made by kids.

On that note, as a teacher I need to realize that kids often listen to other kids more effectively than they listen to me. At least once per lesson, I need to step back and hand over the reins to a student who can accurately share their thinking with the rest of the class. I've been surprised more than once by who those students can be!

Students "teaching"
Student Ownership: Students "teaching"

# I Reckon It's a Rectangle!

Unit 8: Know Those Shapes!
Lesson 7 of 15

## Big Idea: Kindergarteners love to identify shapes in their environment. In order effectively do that, they must be able to recognize different shapes by their specific attributes. In this lesson kindergartners learn about the attributes of a square.

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Math, Geometry, shapes, Critical Area
65 minutes

### Dawn Gunn

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