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This is a lesson plan that will help educators teach Kindergarten students about 2D and 3D shapes, how to identify, sort them and design their own using marshmallows and toothpicks. Assessments and Rubrics are included to assess students on identifying, sorting, and designing 2D and 3D shapes.The image used in the Image Title was a screen shot taken from the Youtube Assessment that is linked to the lesson plan. It is Titled "2D or 3D Shapes: Under the Sea Math Brain Break"  by Move and Groove Math It is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 
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Elementary Mathematics, Other
Lower Elementary
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LEANN on Feb 05, 12:52am

This is a fantastic lesson plan for teaching 2d and 3d shapes in kindergarten! I love that you used many of the core standards in this lesson plan. I think I may break it into several parts as attention spans in my classes might make it difficult to do it in one lesson or even two. I liked the book you used and I found it easily on Epic. I like that I could use this lesson plan in the next week and don't have to gather or hunt for a lot of supplies.
I didn't see a technology component for the kids to use other than use of the video which was great! I think I would try to add a bit more technology in which the kids could interact with their devices however I think I may have missed that based on your comment below. The lesson was great and got me thinking about what other games or activities I would use with my students Thanks for the great lesson plan, well done!

Amy Martin on Jul 21, 02:47pm

I made changes to my resource by changing the Summary, which I initially forgot to include. I deleted most of the resources (which were to lengthy and overwhelming for this lesson, as mentioned in the comments below) and changed it to one article in the Teacher Background Resource page. The article is easy to read and will help educators understand the importance of teaching 2D and 3D shapes. I believe this article is all that is needed. I added the CC licenses to the videos I included. I added vocabulary words to this section that need to be learned prior to this lesson and 1 that will be included in the lesson. I added a GimKit game to use as a resource or assessment that I made and licensed through gimkit.com. I added 3 rubrics to go along with the formative and summative assessments.

Dawn Jones on Jul 20, 10:23pm

This is very well organized lesson and seems like a fun activity for the students. I love the movement that is included in this lesson as well as the images you used for reviewing 2D and 3D shapes. The book, “Shapes Everywhere” sound fun. I’ve never heard of it, but what to look it up now. The video is cute and I love how it mixes the learning/review with exercise. That seems perfect for this age.

I noticed that you have not changed the Summary section on your lesson plan. It is still the one from the Lesson Template. You might want to make that minor adjustment. I also wonder if you could make some minor adjustments to the Teacher background resources. I felt a bit overwhelmed by the length and depth of them for this lesson. Is there a way to shorten these to just the sections relevant to this particular lesson? Or could you include what sections the teacher may want to read for the necessary background so they can skip to them?



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