I Can Do SHAPES is resource to get your children thinking about shapes in the environment. Children simply draw objects that look like a specific shape. On the circle page, they draw 4 circle shapes objects like a sun, a pizza, a ball, a Frisbee, a chocolate chip cookie. This flexible resource is perfect for giving children a chance to make choices and be creative. It's not just color or circle the shape.
Brainstorm and make a class anchor chart about each shape including how to draw the shape. Discuss the attributes of the shape- a triangle has 3 sides and 3 corners. I usually do one shape a day. Then students can make their own personal anchor charts or “I Can Do Shapes” booklet with the provided templates. This is a great introduction to a “4 Square” Graphic Organizer Template.
All templates are provided in 3 different fonts to suit your style or need- a chunky font, a simple primary font, and a bubble font.
First are the anchor charts. Margins are as close to the edges as possible giving children maximum drawing space. Again all shapes are in each font- take your pick or mix and match!
Second are templates if you want to compile the pages into a booklet. Included are a choice of 4 covers with different fonts. For the booklet, the left margin is larger giving you space to staple the pages without interfering with the drawing template.
Need to differentiate? Encourage writers/readers to add labels or sentences to their drawings.
Check out other Annie Jewell I Can Do templates:
I Can Do BUNDLE- ME, Colors, Alphabet, Numbers, and Shapes- NO PREP
I Can Do ME
I Can Do Colors
I Can Do the Alphabet
I Can Do Numbers