We have commenced our new unit in Geometry. Some of the goals for students will be to:
Identify common two- dimensional shapes and three-dimensional figures and sort & classify them by their attributes;
Compose patterns, pictures, and designs using common two- dimensional shapes;
Build three-dimensional structures using concrete materials, and describe the two-dimensional shapes the structures contain;
Describe the relative locations of objects or people using positional language (e.g. outside, in, beside, behind, etc.)
How you Can Support your child are home:
When talking with your child, identify things by their shape and size: “Please pass me the rectangular placemat, the largest box out of the cupboard, the square-shaped cracker and the circular plate.”
Ask your child to look for two-dimensional shapes, such as circles, squares, triangles and rectangles, on objects at home or outside. For example, help your child find various shaped street signs and name the shapes that are on them.
3-D Hunt. Help your child look for three-dimensional objects: cubes, cones, spheres (such as a ball), prisms (such as a box), pyramids and cylinders. Talk about how a pop can or a paper towel roll is like a cylinder.
Play I Spy with your child by asking him or her to guess an object you identify by its shape: “I spy something that is round,” “I spy something that has a cylinder shape.” Make this game more challenging by stating two shapes: “I spy something that is round and has a square on it.