•    Shape Up for PreK

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     1 hour  

     Now offered to PreK 

    Can you identify shapes in everyday life? We will review the characteristics of simple shapes (triangles, squares, rectangles, and ovals), and then recognize them in everyday items from eggs to windows. Freddy the Frog will help guide the way through songs and take us to the night sky to find our shapes in the stars. These simple shapes are the foundations to modern day constellations! Students will explore engineering uses of shapes in the architectural design of buildings and even toys.

     This very popular program is now being offered to both PreK and Kindergarten classes.  Classroom resources and standards are aligned with each grade level.
    Resources for PreK                
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    Post Visit  for PreK  

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     Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) MCCRS- RELA & Math


    1. Space Systems: Patterns and Cycles
    1-ESS1-1. Use observations of the sun. moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.
    ESS1.A: The Universe and its Stars – Patterns of the motion of the sun, moon, and stars in the sky can be observed, described, and predicted. (1-ESS1-1)
    W.1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

    MP.4 Model with mathematics.
    1.OA.A.1 Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving solutions of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations to represent the problem.