My lovely 2nd graders started geometry this week. Every teacher has there go-to activities, and I want to share one of mine with you!
After reviewing geometric shapes, I have my kiddos complete a scavenger hunt around the school looking for geometric shapes. They LOVE this! It is such a great way to help students recognize and identify geometric shapes. As our geometry unit continues, I give my students many opportunities to go on scavenger hunts to reinforce new geometry vocabulary. It's always a sure-fire hit!
After our scavenger hunt, we record our findings on an anchor chart to display in our classroom. We have this displayed in our math area. Creating this anchor chart helps students make shape analogies, too. If your a Marzano fan like I am, you know analogies are an important component of student engagement. Oh, and please excuse my messy handwriting! I can't stand writing sideways!
If you would like your lovely students to do a geometry scavenger hunt all their own, click on picture below to snag a geometry scavenger hunt freebie! Enjoy!