- First Grade
- 90 minutes
Teach your students about the shapes that make up the world around them with this lesson that has them identify shapes in the classroom and in drawn scenes.
Students will be able to correctly identify and draw shapes.
Introduction (10 minutes)
- Tell students that today they're going to learn about shapes.
- Ask the students what shapes they know. You can even have students go up to the board one by one and draw the shapes.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (20 minutes)
- Read The Shape of Me and Other Stuff by Dr. Seuss. Point out the different shapes in the book as you read.
- Tell the children that there are many different shapes all around us all the time. Ask them to name some of the shapes found on the human body. Example: circle = eyes and nostrils.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (25 minutes)
- Using the Shape Chart worksheet, go on a shape hunt in the classroom.
- Have students volunteer some shapes and where they found them in the classroom.
- Compare findings between the students with a class discussion.
Independent Working Time (15 minutes)
- Ask students to work on the Shape Challenge: Find the Different Shapes! worksheet in small groups or pairs.
- Ask them to identify the different shapes they find on the worksheet.
- Enrichment: Have advanced students work on the Shape Challenge: Find the Different Shapes! by themselves.
- Support: For students who need support, help them as they work on the Shape Challenge: Find the Different Shapes! worksheet.
Assessment (10 minutes)
- Draw shapes on the board and have students identify them.
- Alternatively, say the names of the shapes and have the students draw the shapes on the board.
Review and Closing (10 minutes)
- Ask students to think of the different shapes that make up different objects. Example: A house is made up of triangles, squares, and rectangles.
- Have students volunteer to share their ideas.