After learning about a variety of different shapes and reading When A Line Bends, A Shape Begins, we used pre-cut shapes to form a shape monster. After gluing down the shape and adding arms and legs, students used shapes to add facial details like five eyes and sharp, triangle teeth! Below is an example.
|Liam, Kindergarten (Martignetti)|
|Piet Mondrian, Tableau II (1921-25)|
|Dahlia, Kindergarten (Bolton)|
|Ava, Kindergarten (Bolton)|
The third class, we read The Perfect Square and thought about all the different ways the square changes in the book. It starts as a square, but it gets ripped into pieces, crumpled and folded, and cut into separate shapes. These pieces then transform themselves into a collage of something else!
|Gus, Kindergarten (Beatty)|
|Joseph, Kindergarten (Beatty)|
|Joshua, PK (Blackwood)|
|Faye, Kindergarten (Tan)|