What does the shape say?
Oh my goodness, friends. Do you remember this CRAZY song that was a hit a few years ago? What does the fox say? Bless.
Well…we may not be talking about what a fox says, but we sure can talk about what shapes say! This is a fun, engaging way to learn about shapes’ attributes.
We use several songs throughout our shape unit. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE Have Fun Teaching. They make some great videos.
We started by creating a graphic organizer with 4 different shapes and their attributes. We used the most common shapes – circle, triangle, square, and rectangle. We wrote the number of corners and sides each one had. Once we did the on the board, we used Reagan Tunstall’s shape interactive notebook page to sort the shapes and their attributes. I love her and her work.
Anyway, I let them choose ONE of those shapes and colored the column all the way down. We used our information to imagine what our favorite shape would say. We wrote the description in little word bubbles. One of my friends said, “It’s like we are writing a riddle!” I thought that was a super smart connection!
We then cut our favorite shape out of our favorite color of construction paper. We added some eyeballs and a few extra details. Once it was all together, we proudly displayed them in the hallway.
Our first grade team is fantastic. We plan together and help each other out. I love how we have the same structure, yet all do something completely different with it! Here are a few more pictures of what my teammates did with their students.