The girls have been taught that curved lines, straight lines, and slanted lines can not only form letters but also pictures. Also, shapes that we have learned to trace and draw also form pictures of many things they want to draw. By looking at a picture book of owls, they combined the shapes of ovals, circles, and triangles to draw an owl. Using pen and ink, oil pastels, and watercolors, the owls came to life and hang from our trees in the classroom. "The Hutchison Girl" was a very fun way for the girls to learn to draw themselves with using shapes and different "lines". As a group activity, the girls took turns creating a life size Hutchison Girl on the carpet during our morning meeting. This was another way to reinforce the use of shapes to form a picture or object. In this case, to draw themselves. They created themselves, tracing and cutting a triangle as a dress and thinking creatively about the details of their bodies and faces. When completed, each Hutchison Girl has a special look unique to that student. The "Box Project" is an on going activity for the girls to create a night or day scene using a shoe box and other assorted materials. Their knowledge of using shapes to draw and create a scene in their boxes was great practice in applying fine motor and creative skills. Teaching shapes is not only important in their knowledge of math skills in Pre-K, but also help creativity and fine motor play a big part in these type learning experiences.