# Super Shapes

• Preschool
• 45 minutes
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July 22, 2015

Shapes don't have to be puzzling. With this lesson your students will learn shape names and shape identification as they put these simple puzzles together.

### Learning Objectives

Students will be able to complete and name shapes.

## Lesson

### Introduction (5 minutes)

• Gather your students into a group and watch the Shapes Song.
• Review the different shapes by drawing them on the board and writing their names underneath each.

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (5 minutes)

• Show students your premade jigsaw pieces, and show them how they fit together to make complete shapes.
• Ask them questions to make sure that they understand how the shapes come together.

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

• Have students practice putting the shapes together as a group.
• When they've had a chance to get familiar with the shapes, take all the pieces and mix them up. Pick out one half of a puzzle and have your students find the matching half.
• Do this a few times, asking students to name the shape after they complete it.

### Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

• Pass out the bags of shapes to students.
• Have students put the shapes together individually.
• Provide assistance and encouragement where needed. Asking questions is a nice way of encouraging them to think as they work. Allow them to make mistakes and learn from them.

## Extend

### Differentiation

• Enrichment: Help advanced students strengthen their word recognition skills by writing the name of the shape on the shape and then cutting it into more than two pieces.
• Support: Trace out the shape on a different piece of paper and have the students put the pieces on the paper to complete the shape.

### Related Books and/or Media

• BOOK: Brown Rabbit's Shape Book by Alan Baker

## Review

### Assessment (5 minutes)

• Ask questions as the students work on the puzzles.
• Observe as they try to put pieces together to make a shape.
• Watch to see if there are any students struggling to complete the activity.
• Talk to them about the shapes they are working on.
• Walk around the room when students are done to check all of the shapes each student made.

### Review and Closing (10 minutes)

• When students are done, call them back together as a group.
• Review the names of the shapes with your class with flashcards, a video, or a book.