We are starting our math unit on geometry. The students have learned about 3 shapes this week; circle, square and triangle. We have discussed characteristics of these shapes (vertices, sides, straight lines, orientation, 2-dimensional, etc).
Next week we are learning about rectangle, rhombus (I tell them that diamond is a baby word) and hexagon. Expectations at the end of these 5 weeks are students to be able to identify the six 2-D shapes and four 3-D shapes (cone, cylinder, cube, sphere). Along with explaining why shapes are different or similar based on their characteristics, using specific vocabulary. Lastly, children are expected to to understand that shapes can be composed of other shapes and orientation is the way a shape is pointing but it doesn't change the name of the shape.
WOW!!! Lots of learning is going to be happening in the next several weeks!