We are going a shape hunt this month.
Clara: I made a whole bunch of red circles on the red paper.
They are camouflaged.
We have shape roads for our cars,
which became the highways for block communities.
Giant geo-pattern cards found their way into the classroom to inspire matching and new architecture.
Stencils became tools for pieces of art as well as books about shapes.
Ari: I am making a shape picture with my triangle and circle.
Judah: I am going to trace all the shapes and write the names
and I will have my own book about shapes.
We are painting circles which will become flowers for a special mountain in a few weeks.
This week in particular, we are searching for:
Clara: It has 3 sides.
Morah Katie: It does. Tri means 3. It has 3 of something else as well.
Olivia B: Points.
Morah Katie: Yes, a triangle has 3 points. The points have a name. They are called angles.
What is an angle?
We will find an angle at the end point of two sides of a shape. It is the space between where the 2 lines meet.
Let's circle the angles on the triangle.
Morah Katie: Yes, they are. How many are there?
The children kept an eye out for any triangle that might be hiding around The Gan.
Maya: I found one!
Abram: I found one right here in this planet!
Augie: I found a triangle right here on the train!
Jade: Here is big one on the fence. And another right next to it.
Olivia: Abe and I found this one behind the slide!
Augie: There are triangles all over the fence!
Abram: I see triangles in the lines of the wood right here.
Evelyn: Hey! Here is one too!
Ari: The 3 circles together make a triangle without any sharp points.
Triangles were a lot of fun, next week we add a side and explore quadrilaterals!