# Shapes (Kindergarten)

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Common Core for Kindergarten

Examples, solutions, videos, and songs to help Kindergarten kids learn how to recognize shapes and correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.

Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as abovebelowbesidein front ofbehind, and next to.

Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.

Common Core: K.G.1 and K.G.2

### Learning Targets:

• I can find and name shapes (e.g., square, circle, triangle) in my environment.
• I can describe the position of objects as above, below, beside, in front of, and next to.
• I can name shapes correctly.
• I can name shapes correctly even when their size and orientation is unusual or different.
• I can use geometric vocabulary when describing objects
Learn Shapes
The shapes included are square, triangle, circle, oval, rectangle and diamond. It also shows children how to draw the shapes. The Shapes Song
Focusing on: circle, triangle, square, rectangle.

Triangles – Corners and Sides
Takes your child on a journey through the world of learning shapes. Shapes Shapes Everywhere!
This video shows kindergarten students real-life approximations of shapes in their everyday lives. After watching this video, the students will be encouraged to seek out different items that are representations of 2D and 3D shapes.
I can find and name shapes (e.g., square, circle, triangle) in my environment. The Shape Video is a Shape Song Video that teaches Circle, Square, Triangle, Rectangle, Oval, Diamond, Heart, Star, Rhombus, Trapezoid, Parallelogram, Quadrilateral, Polygon, Pentagon, Hexagon, Octagon, Sphere, Cube, Pyramid, Cone, Cylinder, Triangular Prism, and Rectangular Prism. The Shape Name Game is a fun way to learn the shape names. CCSS Kindergarten Math K.G.1
This video gives some ideas of how to teach students to describe relative position of shapes using terms such as above, below, beside, in front, behind.
Idea #1: Students use a digital camera to locate, print and tell a partner
Idea #2: Students draw a picture of the shape using each of the descriptive words.
Idea #3: Place a shape and have a partner describe the location.
I can describe the position of objects as above, below, beside, in front of, and next to.

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