The Greedy Triangle

 

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(Video taken from YouTube)

Ms. Claire joined us last Friday for a read aloud that got us thinking about shapes we know and their attributes.  The children explored their prior knowledge of some shapes they already know and worked together to create a list of specific attributes about the different shapes.  The enjoy hearing the story, The Greedy Triangle, where they made predictions about what was going to happen next in the story, as well as explored their knowledge of synonyms for different adjectives that were used throughout the story.  Above you will find the children’s brainstorm of shapes they are familiar with, along with their specific attributes.  It was impressive to see new vocabulary that we’ve begun to explore already being used during this activity.  Below you will find photos of the children working in pairs to play, “Guess My Shape”.  During this game, the children used different sentence starters to help give clues to their partner about the shape they were referring to.  We will continue to explore 2-D and -3-D shapes in the coming weeks.

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