Reflection: Unit Planning Circles All Around! - Section 3: Tracing Circles


Starting with circles in kindergarten is essential. Even though they may not know the exact name of the circle when they enter kindergarten, they sure are familiar with the shape. It is often the first one they recognize and draw. It is the also the one they most easily identify in their environment. Since the kids are so comfortable working with and learning about the circle, I formally introduce it first when teaching my geometry unit because it allows my struggling students to feel immediate success and my strong students to reinforce what they already know. It puts the kids at ease and makes the challenge of geometry joyful.

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Circles All Around!

Unit 8: Know Those Shapes!
Lesson 8 of 15

Objective: SWBAT identify and describe a circle by it's attributes.

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 circle.

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Math, Geometry, shapes, Critical Area
  65 minutes
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