1 HOOK/ATTENTION GETTER
On the SMART board or White Board demonstrate the shapes.
Have students find those shapes in classroom objects.
Split students into three groups. Show students where the three centers for the project are.
Explain they will have 20 minuutes in each center.
Students will sit in large group for intro.
Students will choose objects from arund the classroom that represent the designated shapes in the lesson
Students are going to go to three centers - the Model Magic center and the two iPad Centers.
2 Direct Instruction/Guided Practice
All groups will do all three activities!
Explain Model Magic - that you want each student to make two shapes.
Explain the iPad APP Shape Lab... Kids will play the games to match the pictures with the words they hear.
Explain the iPad App Draw and Tell - they will draw the shapes and write the names - copying from cards on the table. They may also record their voices!
Students may work individually or collaboratively.
At the Model Magic Center, students will take a small ball of model magic clay and form a simple shape, a circle, a square, a triangle, etc. They may then use magic markers to color their clay shape. The student will place shape on a aaer plate to dry and write their name and the shape name on the plate.
On the iPads, in center 1, the kids will have Shape Lab. They will use Shape Lab for a range of classroom activities:
- Create pictures using shapes;
- Investigate and compose patterns;
- Use photos to discover shapes in the environment;
On the iPads in center 2, the kids will have the app Draw and Tell:
Students will use the
- 27 crayons, paint brushes and colored pencils
- Rainbow and glow-in-the-dark crayons
- 150+ stickers with animals, food, cars, letters and more
- 32 backgrounds and 22 patterns
- 60+ stencils
To draw a picture and tell a story with shapes.
- Students can record their story about their drawing or tell a story
3 WRAP UP
Have students present their model magic shapes and drawings to the rest of the class.
In the interest of time, students can choose which of the three items they want to show. (Each child shows one!)
Students can stand and either use Airplay or chrome cast to display their digital work on the SMART board. (With help from the teacher)
Students will explain what steps they took to accomplish their work.
Students will also show the Model Magic shapes they made.
Key Standards Supported
Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, “flat”) or three- dimensional (“solid”).
Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/“corners”) and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).
Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.
Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. For example, “Can you join these two triangles with full sides touching to make a rectangle?”