# ALEX Lesson Plan

## What Can Shapes Be....

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 Author: Carla Morgan System: St Clair County School: Springville Elementary School
General Lesson Information
 Lesson Plan ID: 26199 Title: What Can Shapes Be.... Overview/Annotation: This is a hands-on lesson that will help students explore shapes in their environment. Students will work in diverse groups to complete this activity. Students will make a class book of their findings.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 MA2015 (K) 17. 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-G1] MA2015 (K) 18. Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size. [K-G2] MA2015 (K) 22. Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. [K-G6] Example: "Can you join these two triangles with full sides touching to make a rectangle'" MA2015 (1) 19. Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes. [1-G1] MA2015 (1) 20. Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape. (Students do not need to learn formal names such as "right rectangular prism.") [1-G2] MA2015 (2) 24. Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. (Sizes are compared directly or visually, not compared by measuring.) Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes. [2-G1] ELA2015 (K) 31. Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. [SL.K.1] a. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion). [SL.K.1a] b. Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges. [SL.K.1b]

Local/National Standards:

NCTM Kindergarten

Geometry: Describing shapes and space
Children interpret the physical world with geometric ideas (e.g., shape, orientation, spatial relations) and describe it with corresponding vocabulary. They identify, name, and describe a variety of shapes, such as squares, triangles, circles, rectangles, (regular) hexagons, and (isosceles) trapezoids presented in a variety of ways (e.g., with different sizes or orientations), as well as such three-dimensional shapes as spheres, cubes, and cylinders. They use basic shapes and spatial reasoning to model objects in their environment and to construct more complex shapes.

Primary Learning Objective(s):

The students will discover shapes in their environment.

The students will illustrate their favorite findings to make a class book.

Preparation Information
 Total Duration: 61 to 90 Minutes Materials and Resources: The Shape of Things by Dayle Ann Doods, building blocks, assessment handout, construction paper, crayons, pencils, clipboards, staples or ribbon. Technology Resources Needed: Computer with LCD projector, presentation software (sample presentations included in attachments)Computer with Internet connection for Sammy's Shapeshttp://www.primarygames.com/storybooks/sammy/start.htm Background/Preparation: Be sure to check that computer has presentation software.
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