Monday, January 17, 2011

Learning Shapes- part 2

Learning our shapes has been going well but after seeing this post from Teach Preschool I wanted to add a little to our practice!
I started by reading this book, Shapes. As we read I pointed to the shapes and looked around the room pointing at items that were the same shape. He did not seem to really understand what I was doing so I traced the outline of the shape with my finger as I said its name. Next, I used tape to create shapes on the floor.
They are not perfect but they worked! I was rushing to get them on so I did not lose Jake's attention. I wanted to put them on the floor in front of him so he could see them and not want to sit and take them apart. I pointed at the shape cards on the wall then the at the shapes on the floor. I said their names and even hopped in them as I sang their names. Jake was not having his best day! He was watching but getting into everything else as well!
I had him put the shape memory pieces in the appropriate shape. Then I looked around the room and found different items that were the shapes we have been focusing on. I pointed out why the item was a particular shape, ie: four sides so it is a square. I tried to get him to place the items in the shape but at this point he was not cooperating at all! So I placed the items in and dramatically verbalized what I was doing. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better Structured Play day and we will have a bit more success! 
Hope your day was better!
:)

4 comments:

  1. Following you from The Play Academy - I'm loving your blog and your ideas - I'm heading over to check out your printables now :) -- I SOOO want to start a Printables Linky, but don't have the traffic yet, if you're interested in cohosting one, let me know :)

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  2. Stopping over from the Play Academy too! We have been working on shapes but have not done this activity yet. Thanks for sharing! Kerri

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  3. I'm working on shapes with my son and love this idea. Thanks for sharing it.

    ...visiting from over at Play Academy.

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  4. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Play Academy. It's great to see people visiting you from our linky - just what I hoped would happen. Always great to swap ideas with you. Cathy

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