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This “Shape Ship” geometric art project also teaches the concepts of slide, turn, and flip
Title – Shape Ship
By – Laurie Johns
Primary Subject – Math
Secondary Subject – Art Grade Level – 2-3
Concept / Topic To Teach: Geometric shapes, flip, turn, and slide
General Goal(s): Students will create an art project where they can recognize shapes and angles, and demonstrate slides, turns, and flips.
- Students will be able to recognize and identify obtuse, right and acute angles.
- Students will be able to identify and demonstrate slide, flips and turns
- construction paper (light blue, dark blue, yellow, brown, white, and black)
- glue stick
- 1 Popsicle stick
- 1 brad
Anticipatory Set (Lead-In): Teacher would have previously covered angles, shapes, and slide, flip, turn. This is an art related project to show understanding.
- Teacher will show a pre-made model to the children.
- The children then cut out wavy water from dark blue paper and glue it onto light blue paper.
- Next have them cut out a
- from the yellow paper (sun), then put a brad through the middle, and attach it some place in the sky of the light blue paper. Take the marker and draw a happy face on the sun. This will make it easy to see the “
- Next have the kids cut out a
- from the white paper (sail).
- Cut out a skinny
- from black paper (mast).
- Cut out a
- shape from brown paper (boat).
- Glue the boat onto the Popsicle stick, then attach the mast and sail.
- Fold the sail at the right angle side so the sail will “
- ‘ back and forth.
- Cut a slit across the border where the dark blue sea meets the sky.
- Insert the Popsicle stick to show the boat “
- When completed, have the kids name and demonstrate
- the sail,
- the sun, and
- the boat.
- Have them name and identify the various shapes used in the picture (triangle, circle, trapezoid).
- Have them name and identify the various angles present in the picture (right angle, acute angle, obtuse angle).
- Note from LessonPlansPage.com:
This is our rough interpretation of what this project might look like.
Plan For Independent Practice: Have the kids “quiz” each other using their ships.
Assessment Based On Objectives: Teacher walks around observing as he/she asks to see different things, or can have the whole class show what is being asked for all at once.
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