Last week we wrapped up our plane shapes unit learning all about the circle, square, rectangle, triangle, ellipse, and hexagon. One of my favorite things to do during this unit is watch them build these shapes with their bodies. Working together with their peers, the students must decide how many sides the shape has and make a group with that many people.
One of the last things we do during this unit is build Shape Monsters. Using any of the shapes they want, they create a monster of their choice. I love seeing how these turn out, and their creativity really shines. After creating their monsters, the students count the number of different shapes they used and graph their results.