Throughout the first week of school, our focus during math is introducing 2D shapes. I made some fun posters to help my students remember the names and properties of each shape {and they referred to them all year long!}

Shape Poems

My class absolutely loved these! We learned each poem and talked about the characteristic of each shape. I printed two to a page so they printed out smaller than a regular sheet of paper.

Shape Poems

You can download the shape poems here.

The following 2D shapes are included: circle, square, rectangle, triangle, oval, rhombus/diamond, hexagon, pentagon, octagon, trapezoid, heart, and star.

After we learned about each shape, I hung the posters up in our classroom for future reference.

We also played this super fun shape game!

After we met our new friends and talked all about the shapes, we sat in a big circle {applying what we learned about circles!}. Then I walked around with a bunch of shapes in a bag and had each student pull out one shape. They told their neighbor what shape they pulled out {to practice identifying and to help their neighbor if they weren’t sure} and then we played the Shape Game!

Shape Game

Download the shape game here.

After everyone had a chance to stand up, we switched our shapes and played again. It was a lot of fun 🙂

Take a look at what else we did during the first week of school here!