The read aloud in the Rev Them Up will spill over into our whole group interaction time. My focus for our discussion is:
I will be asking numerous questions throughout our read aloud that will continue during our whole group discussion to get my students talking about shapes.
I want my students to identify which shapes are polygons and which are not by building plane shapes using Qtips. The Common Core Standards were created to ensure that standards are taught in a sequential manner. The first grade standard 1.G.A.1 wants my students to build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes. By mastering this standard my students will be ready in second grade to tackle drawing shapes with certain numbers of faces or vertices.
For today's lesson, we will discuss a circle, triangle, rectangle, heart, square, and pentagon. I will instruct my students to pick three polygons, create them, and label them by their shape name. Check out these amazing students productions; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. I love what they came up with and was so impressed with the stars. I will lead my students to the idea that we cannot build a shape with curved lines with a qtip because it is naturally straight. It forces them to only construct polygons. Also, it allows them to build their math practices because they get the opportunity to reason abstractly. I want them to see these images in their mind and be able to make reasonable assumptions according to the defining attributes of 2D shapes. (MP2, 1.G.A.1).
It's time to finalize the lesson and give my students a chance to summarize what they have learned for the day. I am going to ask them to stand up and move around the room while I count to 3. When I stop at 3 they must stop at the closest person to them and tell them 2 things: