Fall into Healthy Shapes

Fall into Healthy Shapes

Students will explore the schoolyard garden in search of common two-dimensional shapes. Students can also build two-dimensional shapes using carrot sticks as the sides. An exploration of three-dimensional shapes is included in making bruschetta from garden produce.

Essential Questions

• How can we describe and depict what we find in our schoolyard by the shapes that make them up?

• GPS.MCC.K.G.1. Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind.
• GPS.MCC.K.G.2. Correctly name shapes regardless of orientations or overall size.

GSES
Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres).

• MGSEK.G.1 Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
• MGSEK.G.2 Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.

Recommended Resources

Children’s Literature

• Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky (Provided in Lesson Kit)