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Solid Shapes: Identifying 3D Shapes
Students will be able to identify geometric shapes in objects they use in their daily lives.
- Tell students that today they are going to learn about 3D geometric shapes.
- Show them examples of 2D and 3D shapes, such as a circle and a sphere.
- List all of the names of the shapes that your students will be working on.
- Ask them to name some shapes they see around them.
- Read the book Shapes in Our World by Moira Anderson.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling(10 minutes)
- Make 3D shapes by folding paper.
- Show the folded shapes to your students, and name each shape clearly.
- Display the written name of the shape next to the corresponding shape.
- Show them some everyday objects that correspond to these shapes.
Guided Practice(10 minutes)
- Have your students explore the premade folded shapes, everyday objects, and names of the shapes.
- Encourage them to count the number of sides of a 2D shape and compare with its 3D shape.
- Ask them to look at the names of the shapes and say the names.
- Give each student a copy of the Sort 3D Shapes worksheet, and go over the worksheet with them.
Independent working time(15 minutes)
- Instruct your students to complete the worksheet.
- Help your students by writing the name of the shape with a highlighter, and have them draw 2D shapes on paper.
- Have your students write the names of the shapes without referring to the name tags. Give them directions to make the folded shapes.
- Ask questions about the shapes, their names, and commonly seen objects in the environment.
Review and closing(10 minutes)
- Go over all of the shapes and their names.
- Give each student a turn to match the shape to its name.
- Ask your students to name common objects in a shape that you call out.