Kindergarten is for learning the basics and growing from them. For their first project I read the book Shape Capers that used shapes creatively by building them into rocket ships, pirate ships, cars, scooters, dragons etc. We began by brainstorming other shapes that weren't mentioned in the book, while I drew each talking about what the shapes could look like in their environment (circle could be a clock). Next I gave a demonstration on how to cut and draw their shapes on three pieces of colored paper, cutting is quite difficult for many Kindergarteners so this was a great exercise. The next class I asked as a formative assessment what they remembered from the week before, and that with the shapes they had cut out they would then build their own creations.
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