Someone had their annual evaluation this past Thursday.... and hit it out of the park!
We've been working on shapes as part of our Geometry standards. (CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.A.2)
My kids had gotten very good at naming shapes and describing their sides and vertices so it was time to kick it up a notch and apply that knowledge. (CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.B.5)
Now we all know littles get excited about food so it was time to break out the marshmallows and toothpicks!
*Note - we did have a discussion before hand about which shapes we would not be able to build - cones, cylinders, circles, ovals, etc - because they are round, and also about toothpick safety. (those buggars are sharp!)
Each child build a shape, then drew it and described it. I had little scaffolding cards on hand that showed a model of how they could build a shape if they were struggling, but not one of them needed it!
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