Our introduction to shapes began by asking the girls this question - "What is a shape".
One answer was that it is a circle.
Another thought it was a square.
As a continuation to straight and curved lines, the girls were able to distinguish shapes by asking these questions -
Which shapes have straight lines?
Which shapes have curved lines?
Which shape has 3 or 4 straight lines?
We took shape walks around campus and inside the buildings we were in. The girls discovered there were a lot of shapes outside in nature. The shrubs are circles or rectangles, along with the shapes on the sidewalks and our building. While we were planting lettuce seeds at the garden they compared the shapes of the different seeds they planted and found that there were no square or rectangle seeds. Inside our buildings there were many circle clocks, square and rectangle doors and windows along with triangle roofs on our toys.
When our parents came to visit the girls cut out shapes and made pictures from the shapes.
Lena made an elephant.
Meriwether made a house with bushes and a sun.
Camille made a firetruck.
All of our center work this week reinforced our questions and what we learned about different shapes. We drew shapes, sorted shapes, painted shapes, and used the smart board to draw shapes. We graphed our favorite shapes and counted to see which one was our favorite. The following pictures will show our center work.