Hi friends! We just wrapped up one of my favorite units…2D shapes! I LOVE this unit because it’s an nice break from the addition and subtraction we do the other 10928109 days of 1st grade. 🙂 Plus, they can all be successful! I also really, really like how Investigations (our math curriculum) teaches it. I know there are fans and not-fans of Investigations, but I am, for sure, a fan! I do add in a lot of activities and printables just to keep it engaging and rigorous! Here’s a picture of one of my little ones using our Math consumable book. I don’t pull it out that often, but I do love that some of the game recording pages are pre-made for me! They are perfect to send home with kiddos who are struggling!
Now for the fun stuff! 🙂 One of my favorite activities to do every year is Pattern Block/Shape pictures! They love it and it’s something that holds their attention for a long time. I love that you can integrate writing into it, too! I choose to have my students trace the shapes, but you could also have them cut/glue shapes to make their pictures!
We also used Jennifer White’s Geoboard Task Cards a LOT! They love them!
We also went on a Shape Hunt around the classroom. I ended up sending the activity home for homework that week…it made for a fun family project and discussion starter. 🙂
We also did a little Roll and Trace!
Here are a few examples of activities in my Let’s Talk Shape pack!
And finally, a little craftivity! Have your kiddos choose the shape they want to make and describe and you have the makings of an adorable bulletin board!
I’d love to hear your favorite 2D shape ideas! You can grab these resources in my Let’s Talk Shapes unit!
And here’s a little freebie! We talked a lot about ways we can build shapes…I made this anchor chart to help my little ones remember all the different ways to make a hexagon! Click the picture to grab your copy!