Lesson Plan

Verbal Valentine Shapes

Valentines come in all shapes and sizes, but the most precious are those spoken from the heart. This Valentine’s Day lesson plan will require students to verbally name and describe shapes based on their characteristics.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to verbally name shapes based on the number of corners and sides


(5 minutes)
  • Show students the three boxes of candy and have them determine the shape of each.
  • Ask them questions like, “How do you know it’s a square? What detail do you see that tells you it’s a square? Are they all squares? Can they all be squares, even if they are different sizes?”
  • Say, “Stand up if you agree it’s a square or stay seated if you do not agree. Stand up if you agree they are all squares or stay seated if you do not agree.”
  • Choose one student to justify their answer after each of the questions.