During our numeracy sessions we also spoke about shapes. In the previous blog I mentioned that 9 baubles fell from the tree. These baubles had a special shape – They were oval.
Properties of an oval
Ms. Oval is another friend of ours who helps us form her shape. She is actually best friends with Ms. Circle. However Ms. Oval loves to stretch a lot. She looks like a stretched circle. She can stand up of lie down.
An oval is
- Like a stretched circle
- It can stand up or lie down
- It has no sides
- It has no corners
- It cannot roll
We saw various oval shaped objects: baubles, clock, mirror, face, plate and watch.
The children proceeded to work on their shapes book where they chose the oval from other shapes and coloured it in. They also stuck a bauble made out of recycled Christmas cards onto the same workbook.
O – Oval links us to the literacy lessons. See literacy blogs for more detail.
This week we also worked on another shape – the rectangle. The children saw that the presents under the Christmas Tree could be square like the shape we had done some time ago or they could be rectangle shaped. Mr. Rectangle helped us see his properties.
- A rectangle has four sides.
- Two of these sides are stretched.
- It has 4 corners
- It has 4 angles.
- It cannot roll.
The children looked for rectangle shapes in the classroom. They mentioned the following objects, the interactive whiteboard, the window, the tables, books, blocks, the class carpet, the shelves in class, and boxes amongst other things.
Children stuck rectangle shaped presents as part of the craft in the literacy scrapbook. See the literacy blog for more information.
Rectangle – Teach & Learn Shapes for Kids
The Shapes Song –