JUNE 20, 2013: The Shape of Things

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Book of the Day: The Shape of Things
Author: Dayle Ann Dodds

Read Book Overview At:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shape-of-things-dayle-ann-dodds/1101329010?ean=9781564026989

How I Predicted Today Going…
This isn’t one of the most exciting books, since I wasn’t that excited about it, I didn’t expect them to be…however, we do have a couple kids that are a little behind on learning their shapes so I purposely choose that book to help them. I thought this story would get the kids looking at things in different ways & being able to see the shapes in things which may help those that are struggling learning them. And, I was right, I think they found every single shape in our room that day…

Activities Produced from that Story:
We learned how to make shapes with our bodies & hands
Went on a shape hunt around the classroom
Built with our 3D foam shapes
Made patterns with our 3D foam shapes
Set up a book center with shape books
Did match a shape puzzles
Made house photos with paper shapes
Played with the cube shaped blocks

What We Learned Today:
That shapes are EVERYWHERE!!! We broke things down into shapes to help those that are struggling learn a new approach at seeing shapes
Used fine motor skills & large muscles to make shapes with our bodies
Worked on fine motor skills when playing with the 3D foam blocks
Worked on color recognition when playing with the 3D foam blocks
Worked on shape recognition when playing with the 3D foam blocks
Worked on patterning when playing with the 3D foam blocks
Worked on pre-literacy skills with our shape books center
Worked on communication skills when I paired the kids up in groups in the shape book center. I had a master of shapes help a new learner of shapes by pointing out all the shapes in the books to them.
Worked on shape & color matching skills when playing with the shape matching puzzles
Worked on color recognition skills when playing with the shape matching puzzles
Worked on fine motor skills when cutting & gluing our shapes when making paper shape houses
Worked on creativity & imagination when making our paper shape houses
Worked on shape & color recognition when making our paper shape houses
Had sensory experiences when using the glue when making our paper shape houses
Worked on fine motor skills when playing with the cube shaped blocks
Worked on letter recognition skills when playing with the cube blocks (the blocks have letters on them)
Worked on creativity & imagination when playing with the cube blocks

MAKING SHAPES WITH OUR BODIES:

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BUILDING & PATTERNING WITH SHAPES:

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TEACHING EACH OTHER ABOUT SHAPES:
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MATCHING SHAPES:

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MAKING HOUSES OUT OF PAPER SHAPES:

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PLAYING WITH CUBES:

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