Grade 1 Month 9 The Wonder of Shapes
The Wonder of Shapes is sure to get you outside as you and your child observe what is happening in nature. You’ll have a look at attributes such as shape and other properties of matter, around you in nature. You’ll certainly bring in the obvious shapes of square and circle etc. but you’ll observe the 3D aspects of items around you and compare them to the more straightforward shapes. Working with shapes will be the underlying study while your daily activity will be based outside as much as possible as you explore your neighbourhood. This unit will blend seamlessly into Month 10 as you consider animal habitats. Stories for this unit are available as picture books from your local library and are linked in lesson plans as online stories and audiobooks as well. For this unit, we have chosen the simple stories of Danial Errico. The stories in this collection address social-emotional learning and offer great images for linking to shape.