I have some kiddo’s that have been really struggling with naming and drawing the different shapes and I’ve been trying to come up with ways to give them extra practice. Shapes are typically pretty easy for most students to learn but I have a couple that forget the names and what they look like if they don’t practice them regularly. After looking all over I couldn’t find anything that gave students enough practice on each individual shape so I made my own.
I wanted something simple, that could be used over and over and gave my students explicit practice on each individual shape. There are 6 pages for each of the different shapes and I simply put them in a binder in sheet protectors and student use dry erase markers to complete the different activities. They have to show my para or myself when there done and then the pages can be wiped off and reused another day. I even have the two pages with cut and paste activities in the binder and my student know to draw the shapes in the correct boxes or write the word in the squares. Easy Peasy.
I also use Have Fun Teaching’s shape songs to give my kiddo’s some extra practice. And it let’s them get some of the wiggles out. Check them out on youtube if you haven’t already. All of my kiddo’s love them, even the my too-cool-for-school 3rd graders like the skip counting songs.
Hi there! I'm Ashton the teacher behind Special Education Station. I love finding new ways of engaging my students and sharing those ideas here! I'm a twenty-something from the Tulsa area who loves antiquing, jewelry making, teaching, cooking and my animals.