Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Exploring shapes!!

         Have you ever wondered why we need to learn about shapes ???
 I'm sure you're thinking about it exactly the same way I used to. That shapes are important to know because everything in our lives are made up of shapes. We need to be able to use colours when decorating, drawing , getting dressed, or recognising objects outside. But there is more to it than that. By learning our shapes we begin to understand how to describe an object, name its defining parts and categorise it by similarities or differences.

Our third graders have also been exploring 2D and 3D shapes and exploring their properties..... lines of symmetry.....what a polygon is.....tetrahedrons....polyhedrons etc etc.