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WHEN VIEWING ON A TABLET OR MOBILE – DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM M AT H E M AT I C S S TA N DA R D S I N AC T I O N First Steps Toward the Standard: What the Children Might Show You: Begins to distinguish and name shapes and directions Making Progress Toward the Standard: 55 Accomplishing the Standard: Distinguishes and names some shapes and directions Distinguishes and names several shapes and directions • Continue to converse back and forth about the shapes of objects and their placement in space as children use manipulatives and play and work in the classroom. Describe their differences and similarities. • Continue to converse back and forth about the shapes of objects and their placement in space as children use manipulatives and play and work in the classroom. Have the children describe their differences and similarities. • Encourage the child to name shapes that she knows or describe the placement of objects or her body in space. Help with vocabulary if necessary. • Encourage the child to name shapes that she knows or describe placement of objects or her body in space. An increasing vocabulary for geometric shapes and spatial awareness Curriculum and Activities that You Can Plan and Implement for Each Child’s Progress Level • Provide puzzles and manipulatives that include a variety of geometric shapes. • Include a variety of geometric shapes throughout the environment (such as labels on tables and cubbies, on bulletin boards and posters). • As a child works and plays, converse back and forth about the shapes of objects and their placement in space. • Describe a child’s actions in terms of direc- tionality: “You just went under the bridge. You put that cylinder on top of your tower.” • Do not force the child to name shapes or directions so that a power struggle or a nega- tive experience develops. • Play Shape Bingo or I Spy with shapes in the environment. • Point out shapes in clothing, books, artwork, signs, and nature. • Play Simon Says and other movement games using directional words. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL • Play Shape Bingo or I Spy with even more shapes in the environment. • Have the children identify shapes in clothing, books, artwork, signs, and nature. • Play Simon Says and other movement games using even more directional words.