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 DJ/SC's Message: Yes, that sounds great, and don't forget triangle! After they master these, I usually follow up with organic shapes like clouds, milk spills, mud puddles, tree foliage, etc. I explain that some shapes don't have names, but are created in nature. They love playing with string or paint to create their own shapes! Older students can be taught: Geometric=Mechanical Organic=Natural and that sometimes they overlap! You sound like a wonderful teacher, FNA! ~Happy Art-ing!

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 hescollin 11-01-2005 03:18 PM edible shapes add a fun touch to a lesson. Square crackers or Ches cereal, Circle cereal, rectangle, crackers, Triangles Doritos chips, for odd shapes, cut the shape from a slice of cheese, or bread lorrclar 10-05-2005 06:12 PM Have you looked at http://www.sanfordartedventures.com/study/g_line.html? They have some great lessons and ideas for shapes and more. My fourth graders enjoy the lessons we have done. Lorr DJ/SC 10-03-2005 03:10 PM Yes, that sounds great, and don't forget triangle! After they master these, I usually follow up with organic shapes like clouds, milk spills, mud puddles, tree foliage, etc. I explain that some shapes don't have names, but are created in nature. They love playing with string or paint to create their own shapes! Older students can be taught: Geometric=Mechanical Organic=Natural and that sometimes they overlap! You sound like a wonderful teacher, FNA! ~Happy Art-ing! FearNoArt 10-03-2005 05:21 AM Hi everyone, I am in the process of teaching 2D shapes to students 1st -5th grade. I have searched the internet for a list of the general geometric shapes, and came up with different lists. Is there a set list of shapes you teach? I found circle, square, diamond, rectangle, hexagon, octagon and pentagon. Does this list sound right? I want to teach these shapes incomparison to free forms. thanks for your input!