# Round and Round: Identifying Circles

• Preschool
• Math
• 55 minutes
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July 28, 2015

Introduce your preschoolers to circles with this fun lesson. Your students will enjoy identifying circles hidden in everyday objects around the classroom.

### Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and draw a circle. Students will be able to sort shapes based on one characteristic.

## Lesson

### Introduction (10 minutes)

• Call your students together as a group, and ask them if they can identify a circle.
• Inform students that they will sing one verse of "The Wheels on the Bus," and do the actions.
• Altogether, sing: The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round, the wheels on the bus go round and round, all through the town.
• Show the students an image of a school bus.
• Inform the students that circles, like wheels, are round shapes.
• Reinforce the definition of round by making a circle with your hand.
• Ask the students to make a circle with their hands.

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)

• Draw a circle on the board.
• Explain to your students that circles are round and have no sides.
• Show your students images of a lollipop and a snowman.
• Ask a student to come to the board and point to the circle on the snowman.
• Ask another student to come to the board and point to the circle on the lollipop.
• Explain that lollipops and snowmen are made of circles, too.

### Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)

• Place the students in even groups to work. Give each group several geometric shapes.
• Have the students pick out all of the circles and place them in a cup or bowl.

### Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

• Give the students each a Shapes Maze worksheet.
• Have the students color all the circles with one color.

## Extend

### Differentiation

• Enrichment: For students who need a greater challenge, have them sort all of the geometric shapes provided.
• Support: Give students only shapes that are circles. Have the students sort the shapes by color.

## Review

### Assessment (5 minutes)

• Assess the independent work of the students when you walk around the room.

### Review and Closing (10 minutes)

• Call the students together as a group.
• Ask the students to name two characteristics of a circle.
• Review the independent worksheet, and reveal how the bear gets back to his cave.