Center
Build Shapes (K)
Stage 1: Match the Flat Shape
Narrative
Students choose a shape card to build. Students check their work with their partner to be sure they both agree they made the shape correctly.
Additional Information
Bag of straws per group of 2 students:
 at least 6 straws in each size:

\(\frac{1}{2}\) inch

1 inch

\(1 \frac{1}{2}\) inch

\(2 \frac{3}{4}\) inches

Stage 2: Describe the Flat Shape
Narrative
Students choose a shape card and describe the shape to their partner, who builds the shape based on the description.
Additional Information
Bag of straws per group of 2 students:
 At least 6 straws in each size:

\(\frac{1}{2}\) inch

1 inch

\(1 \frac{1}{2}\) inch

\(2 \frac{3}{4}\) inches

Stage 3: Match the Solid Shape
Narrative
Students build solid shapes.