Standard: G2

Specify locations and describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry and other representational systems

lessons

Horizontal, Vertical, Diagonal

In this lesson, children will identify and sort pictures of objects with diagonal, horizontal and vertical orientations.

Making Shapes

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

Over Under Through

In this lesson, children will navigate an obstacle course to learn directional concepts such as moving over, under, around and through.

Shape Hunt

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

Silly Circles

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

Take a Walk with Rosie

In this lesson, children will learn spatial vocabulary by reenacting Rosie’s walk around the farmyard.

Up Down Around

After reading the book, children will use a small toy and a box to represent positional words.

posts

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 […]

Water Play!

  “It works! The water is coming out!” Rokia cannot contain her excitement as the discovery of a full rain barrel adds a new avenue of discovery and learning for our week. “How did you do that? Can I have a turn? Get a bucket!” The excitement builds as so many little brains begin to […]

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 […]

Rocking through Early Learning Standards

  Rock balancing or CAIRNS has found its way into our play again this week! Stacking and balancing rocks encourages math and science investigations that are always developmentally appropriate. My adrenaline starts flowing and a smile grows on my face when a two-year-old child exhibits an innate sense of how to balance many more rocks […]

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 […]