August 5, 2015
by Natalie Chari
Lesson Plan:

The Shape of Me and Other Stuff

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Students will be able to correctly identify and draw shapes.

(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.

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