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- K.G.A.1Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
- K.G.A.2Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
- K.G.A.3Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, "flat") or three-dimensional ("solid").

The Delicious World of Squares and Rectangles

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Geometry

Big Idea:The identification of geometric shapes is an important kindergarten math skill. This math lesson allows students to see that shapes are all around us, even in our food!

Joyce Baumann

Rural Env.

15 Resources

25 Favorites

15 Resources

25 Favorites

Stack, Slide, & Roll!

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

3D Shapes

Big Idea:This lively, engaging activity gets students focusing on not only correct 3D shape names but attributes, as well.

Michelle Novelli

Urban Env.

24 Resources

12 Favorites

24 Resources

12 Favorites

Happening Hexagons!

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Oh, Those Shapes!

Big Idea:Hexagons are tricky! So close to stop-sign octagons, yet far less common. Plenty of practice is provided here.

Michelle Novelli

Urban Env.

15 Resources

5 Favorites

15 Resources

5 Favorites

Shapes in Our World: Exploring Triangles and Circles

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Geometry

Big Idea:Students have fun exploring the world of shapes as they learn about triangles and circles.

Joyce Baumann

Rural Env.

15 Resources

9 Favorites

15 Resources

9 Favorites

Tree Mapping in 3D

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Know Those Shapes!

Big Idea:Identifying 3D shapes in common objects and sorting according to shapes connects the real world to learning shape names and attributes.

Dawn Gunn

Urban Env.

16 Resources

3 Favorites

16 Resources

3 Favorites

Super Sleuths: Identifying 3D Shapes In Our World

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Geometry

Big Idea:Students get to apply their knowledge of shapes to the world around them with this interactive lesson.

Joyce Baumann

Rural Env.

16 Resources

7 Favorites

16 Resources

7 Favorites

Can It! (Cylinders)

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Know Those Shapes!

Big Idea:Kindergarteners love to identify shapes in their environment. In order to 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 cylinder.

Dawn Gunn

Urban Env.

11 Resources

11 Resources

Shape Detectives: Plane Shapes in Our World

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Geometry

Big Idea:Shapes are everywhere!! This lesson will open your students' eyes to look for the shapes around them.

Joyce Baumann

Rural Env.

16 Resources

6 Favorites

16 Resources

6 Favorites

Positions- Introducing Vocabulary

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Positions and Shapes

Big Idea:Describing the position of objects and understanding positional vocabulary is an important math skill, and it is also something students will use in their everyday lives. In this lesson, students will explore positional vocabulary in a "Where is it?" game

Christina Yingling-Smith

Urban Env.

17 Resources

14 Favorites

17 Resources

14 Favorites

Remarkable Rectangles

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Oh, Those Shapes!

Big Idea:Rectangle is SO MUCH like triangle! Those darned angles--they'll get beginning learners! This is a fun way to practice rectangle!

Michelle Novelli

Urban Env.

15 Resources

6 Favorites

15 Resources

6 Favorites

Exploring Cylinders and Cones

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Geometry

Big Idea:Students will have fun learning about 3-D shapes when they explore rectangular prisms and cubes in this interactive lesson.

Joyce Baumann

Rural Env.

15 Resources

3 Favorites

15 Resources

3 Favorites

I Scream, You Scream - It's a Cone!

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Know Those Shapes!

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 cone.

Dawn Gunn

Urban Env.

12 Resources

12 Resources

3D Shape Hunt

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

3D Shapes

Big Idea:Students enjoy getting to walk around the school looking for "real world" examples of the 3D shapes we are learning.

Michelle Novelli

Urban Env.

14 Resources

4 Favorites

14 Resources

4 Favorites

Chicka Chicka Shape Glyph

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Oh, Those Shapes!

Big Idea:This is one of my favorite Open House activities. We use our shapes to create "mystery" glyphs that are hung in the hallway. Families use the legend to guess their child's glyph!

Michelle Novelli

Urban Env.

13 Resources

11 Favorites

13 Resources

11 Favorites

K.G.A.1

Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.

K.G.A.2

Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.

K.G.A.3

Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, "flat") or three-dimensional ("solid").