Students take a walk outside to see how many shapes they can find.
Overview of Math Concept
Identifying and naming shapes.
- Paper and pencil
- Board or book to lean on
- Camera (optional)
- Plan where to go on the shape walk.
- Students look for shapes around their school. They record
and write about these shapes.
- Review names of shapes.
- Take students outside for a shape walk. Walk around the school
or playground and see how many shapes can be found.
- On the walk, point out objects and have students identify the shapes
- Encourage students to point out objects and name shapes they see.
- Facilitate a discussion on shapes that are found.
- Have students make a picture of the objects they see and identify
the shapes found in that object.
- After returning to the classroom, recording sheets can be discussed
and students can select an object to create a poster around. Have them
make a picture of the object, make a picture of the shape in the object,
and write about what they found.
- Optional: Take pictures of the objects students select. When
snapshots are ready have students select a picture. They use the photo
for the picture of the object in step 6.
- Extension: Have students make crayon rubbings of shapes they find
around the school. These can be bricks, grates, fences, tiles, etc. They
label the shapes. The rubbings can then be sorted and displayed.
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