Lesson 14

Center Day 3 (optional)

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to recognize shapes, describe the attributes of shapes, and practice adding and subtracting within 100.

Lesson Narrative

This lesson is optional because it is an opportunity for extra practice that not all classes may need. In Activity 1, students revisit stage 3 of the Picture Books center. This center was first introduced in Kindergarten, and this stage in grade 1. In this stage, called Find Shapes, students describe, draw, and name shapes. As students learn more ways to describe shapes and their attributes, the shapes they notice and how they describe and name them may change. In Activity 2, students choose to continue working on Picture Books, or choose between two previously introduced centers focused on adding and subtracting within 100.

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Practice addition and subtraction within 100.
  • Recognize and describe shapes seen in picture books.

Student Facing

  • Let’s notice shapes in books and practice adding and subtracting.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

  • Picture Books Stage 3 Recording Sheet

Required Preparation

Activity 1:

Each group of 24 needs at least one picture book that shows a variety of shapes throughout the book.

Activity 2:

Gather materials from:

  • Capture Squares, Stages 34
  • Number Puzzles, Stages 24
  • Picture Books, Stage 3

CCSS Standards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 15 min
Activity 2 25 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

Think about which students haven’t shared their strategies in class lately. Were there missed opportunities to highlight their thinking during recent lessons? How can you take advantage of those opportunities when they arise?

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