# Standard: G1

Analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships

## 3D Forms

In this lesson, children will construct various three-dimensional objects using toothpicks and modeling clay.

## Fire Truck Fun

In this lesson, children will make connections between the pre-drawn shapes of a fire truck and the shapes of various snack items.

## Making Shapes

In this lesson, children will construct and identify various two-dimensional shapes using color-coded craft sticks.

In this lesson, children will sort, classify and count by ones to determine “how many?”

## Rub a Shape

In this lesson, children will make rubbings of foam board shapes.

## Shape Hunt

In this lesson, children will go around the classroom to identify the various shapes in a book.

## Shape of Things

In this lesson, children will learn to identify the various attributes of 3-D shapes (cube, cone, sphere, cylinder, pyramid, prism) through games and Play-doh construction.

## Shoe Sort

In this lesson, children will identify the attributes of shoes and sort the shoes by these attributes.

## Silly Circles

In this lesson, children will identify, draw and describe the attributes of a circle.

## Sticker Shapes

In this lesson, children will outline pre-existing shapes to identify circles, triangles, squares, stars, moons and rectangles and create their own shape books using small stickers.

## When a Line Bends, a Shape Begins

In this lesson, children will use pipe cleaners to create the shapes that they learn about in the book.

## Flower Power in the Outdoor Classroom

“Look, look! Come and see what is inside this flower!”  It’s a warm, late-spring day and our friends are scattered around the yard, discovering the new surprises that have popped up overnight. The flowers are finally showing their beautiful blooms! “Is it a bumblebee?” I ask. They look at me—their eyes big with wonder. […]

## Return of the Sand Gardens

“I found GOLD!” squeals Laura. Four little friends are quick to join her in the latest gold rush in the sandbox. In the wee hours of the morning, often when the sun is barely above the horizon and the coffee is still being brewed, gold will magically appear in our sandbox. Spray-painted rocks that […]

## Chalk Magic

“Vera, Vera!  Come see how bright the colors are in my rainbow!” Four-year-old Owen is ecstatic about his discovery of a colorful collection of wet chalk after a summer shower in our outdoor classroom. This happy accident has paved the way for a sensory adventure as we meet our math and science early learning standards […]

## May the Force be With You

“Look! The people blocks are in a line and they crash at the bottom,  just like when we play on the slide!” This is a lightbulb moment as Evelyn transfers knowledge gleaned from a previous play experience into her current hands-on learning. A chain-reaction domino fall during today’s block play reminds Evelyn of […]