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Lesson Plan: Hibernation (Math, Grade K)

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Subject:  Math

Grade: K

Lesson Objective: To identify shapes

Common Core Standard:  CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.G.A.2- Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.




  • What are some different shapes that you see when you look around the room?  (Allow the students to answer.)



  • There are shapes everywhere!  Many of the posters hanging around the room are rectangles, the door knob is a circle and the sink is a square. 
  • There are shapes in nature also.  Have you ever looked around outside and noticed shapes?  The middle of some flowers are circles, petals are ovals and rocks are all different shapes.
  • Sometimes shapes look different because they are turned on their sides or they are upside down. 
  • Do you think that you would know that a shape was a heart if it was upside down?  (Draw a regular heart and an upside-down heart for the students to look at.)
  • If you look at a shape and you are not sure what the shape is, you can turn your head or your paper around because looking at it differently might help you to figure out what the shape is.
  • We learned that some bears hibernate in caves.  Do you think that the opening of caves are all the same?  (Allow the students to answer.)
  • The openings of caves are different shapes. 
  • Today, you are going to be doing a worksheet.  As you look at the different shapes on the worksheet, pretend that they are the opening to a cave that a bear hibernates in.
  • Each question has the name of a shape.  You need to look at the shapes and circle the shape that is named.
  • Does anyone have any questions?



  • Who would like to share your answers?  (Allow the students to share.)

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Written by Kimberly Greacen, Education World® Contributing Writer

Kimberly is an educator with extensive experience in curriculum writing and developing instructional materials to align with Common Core State Standards and Bloom's Taxonomy.

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