Students will be introduced to the basic shapes. Using manipulatives the students will begin to play with the shapes to get to an understanding of what each one looks like.
2 Direct instruction
As a whole group the students will begin to categorize their shapes into squares, triangles, rectangles, etc. The teacher will point out the various attributes of each shape so the students understand which shapes fall into what category.
3 Independent Practice
Students will log on to the site http://www.math-play.com/basic-shapes-game.html and play the basic shape matching game. This will help to reinforce their understanding and offers them the chance to make corrections if they get the shape wrong.