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Oval

Drawing shapes

Instructions Printer-Friendly

  • Draw a circle on a white board
  • Overlap an oval shape to show the difference between a circle and an oval
  • Ask child to draw a circle and then draw an oval (any resemblance to a circle or oval is fine) and let them tell you the difference
  • Ask child to draw on the white board the following shapes - circle, triangle, oval, heart, star, heart, rectangle, square  

Simplify

Adult can draw the shape first, saying name of shape, and let child draw theirs next to yours.  For example, draw a circle and let child trace over it or draw next to circle.  Draw a triangle, and let child trace or draw next to your triangle.  Proceed through all of the shapes.

Extend

When giving directions state two or more shapes to draw without repeating.  For example, please draw 1 circle and 2 squares OR please draw a circle, triangle and square.

Materials

  • white board
  • dry erase marker

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Review
  • Color - White
  • Number - Eight, 8
  • Alphabet Letters - W, N
  • Senses - Taste
  • Character Trait - Self-Control
  • Target Words - Good-night, Sweet, Sour, Next

Monthly Proverb

Dutch - A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains

Did You Know?

" Approximately two-thirds of parents surveyed would like information about ways to support children’s early reading and school readiness skills, ways to help children’s social-emotional development and how to use positive discipline." Washington Early Learning System

Books to Read

"Black and White Rabbit’s ABC"
by Alan Baker (Activity 9)

"Goodnight Moon"
by Margaret Wise Brown (Activity 14) (audio book available)

"Cars and Trucks and Things that Go"
by Richard Scarry (Activity 26)

Music Playlist

"Alphabet Medley"
by Sharon, Lois & Bram Album: Sing A to Z (Activity 1)

12 Variations on “Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman” K.265 (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star) Mozart"
by George Szell; Cleveland Orchestra Album: Mozart: Piano Concertos K. 467 & 537; Variations K.265 (Activity 20)

"10 Crunchy Carrots"
by Charlotte Diamond Album: 10 Carrot Diamond (Activity 6)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Singing Time

(Activity 23 Month 10)

I wake up in the morning early 

And always the very first thing  

I poke up my head and I sit up in bed 

And I sing and I sing, and I sing.

 (This poem was memorized and recited each morning in our family.  Use this poem or find your own for your wake-up routine.)