Hunting for shapes

Explore shapes with a fun and interactive game!

We recently began our unit on shapes.  To introduce this our shape unit we played a fun and colorful game…

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Introducing a Story

We like to begin most lessons with a story that can help us make connections as we learn.  We chose the newly published book “Hearts are for Loving” by Niki Alling to help us introduce our lesson on shapes…

Hunting for shapes by Teach Preschool

This book is filled with simple text and illustrations of all the basic shapes and ending with a heart…

Hunting for shapes by Teach Preschool

Expanding on the Story

After reading our book, we brought out our magnet board, filled with foam shapes.  There were triangles, squares, rectangles, and circles.  Over the next few weeks, we will be focusing on all of these basic shapes.  We will wrap up our unit on shapes with hearts for Valentine’s day…

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Beginning our Shape Hunt

To begin our shape hunt, we went back through our book to see what shapes we could find on the pages.  When the children found a shape in our book, the hunt was on to find a similar shape on our board…

Hunting for shapes by Teach Preschool

We continued playing our game as we went back through each page of the book to see what shapes the children should look for next…

Creating with Shapes

After we finished finding our shapes, the children were invited to come up with their own creations like we saw in our book…

Hunting for shapes by Teach Preschool

 And then the children were off to explore our centers which we will share more about that with you soon!

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

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With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

Whenever your calling feels hard, just remember, 'He who began a good work in you (and in the children you serve) will be faithful to complete it.'

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