construction paper shapes- circle, triangle, rectangle, square- of various sizes and colors (these may be precut by the teacher or the students may cut them during the lesson, depending on skill level of the children)
Ask students to identify geometric shapes. Can they find these shapes in the art print example and in the room environment?
What kind of house or apartment building do you live in? Does it have more than one story? What are some shapes you might see when you look at the outside of your house? What is around your house? (Trees, grass, flowers, other houses, garage, stores...)
Students will make a collage of their house and its environment with the precut paper shapes. They will move the shapes around until they are satisfied. Then they will glue them down.
Add details with markers.
Ask students to tell about their pictures. What shapes did they use?
It's easy to find shapes. They are all around us.
Journal writing prompt
Draw a picture of your neighborhood or your house. What shapes did you use?