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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").

What is a Circle?

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Positions and Shapes

Big Idea:What is Round? is a great book to use to look at examples of circles. The students will learn what is means to be round and learn about the attributes of a circle.

Christina Yingling-Smith

Urban Env.

15 Resources

3 Favorites

15 Resources

3 Favorites

What is a Triangle?

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Positions and Shapes

Big Idea:When a Line Bends...A Shape Begins is a great book to use to introduce 2-dimensional shapes. The students will be introduced to all of the basic 2-dimensional shapes and learn about the attributes of a triangle.

Christina Yingling-Smith

Urban Env.

15 Resources

3 Favorites

15 Resources

3 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

2D/3D Snack Shape Sort

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

3D Shapes

Big Idea:What better way to kick off 3D shapes than with food and our knowledge of 2D shapes?!

Michelle Novelli

Urban Env.

23 Resources

13 Favorites

23 Resources

13 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

Shape Monsters!

Kindergarten Math

» Unit:

Oh, Those Shapes!

Big Idea:Kindergartners love making things, and ths activity allows them to create a unique shape monster and practice numbers recording the shapes used.

Michelle Novelli

Urban Env.

18 Resources

18 Favorites

18 Resources

18 Favorites

Here are the 3D Shapes That I Know

1st Grade Math

» Unit:

Shapes and Blocks

Big Idea:Students review solid shape names from Kindergarten while also learning the language to explain their key attributes.

Amanda Cole

Urban Env.

15 Resources

6 Favorites

15 Resources

6 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

There's Six Sides To This Story - It's a Hexagon!

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 square.

Dawn Gunn

Urban Env.

15 Resources

2 Favorites

15 Resources

2 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

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").