As we finished up our Thanksgiving activities last week, we read some more books about the first Thanksgiving and learned more about Native Americans and Pilgrims. For math we’ve been learning about 2D and 3D shapes, and how to make bigger shapes from smaller shapes. We made Native Americans designs from pattern block shapes.
During poetry time, we read the poem Five Little Turkeys using retelling cards and turkey pictures. Then students filled in missing words using number word sight word knowledge. The Five Little Turkeys book and cards came from Kindergarten Fever’s TpT.
This week both Kindergarten and 1st grade began their Geometry units this week. 1st Grade is reviewing plane shapes and how to manipulate plane shapes to make other shapes. Kindergarten is learning names of different plane shapes and their attributes.
The whole class was divided into teams of 3 and went on a scavenger hunt looking for things in the classroom that represented plane shapes. Then they constructed a four corner map showing the items they found.
For math workshop students sorted shapes and picked shapes based on their number of sides in a Geometry Tic-Tac-Toe game.