Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Combine More 2D Shapes - Section 1: Activating Strategy


When opening this lesson, I like to make sure that the students are drawing the shapes in the air while singing the song.  First graders always benefit from seeing material presented in many different ways, especially those that make concepts more concrete, so this is a great way to get them to visualize the shape they are singing about in an active, physical way.  It also gets the students moving and motivated before the lesson.  They really enjoy this song!

  Importance of the Air Drawing Strategy
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Importance of the Air Drawing Strategy
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Combine More 2D Shapes

Unit 5: Geometry
Lesson 12 of 18

Objective: SWBAT compose a new shape by combining two-dimensional shapes.

Big Idea: What shape will you make? Kids can get creative with making composite shapes as they continue to explore composing new 2D shapes using a composite shape in this lesson.

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