Developed by: Kathy Barbro, Visual Arts Professional Expert from Dixie Canyon Community Charter Elementary School in Sherman Oaks, CA.
Follow the steps and diagrams created by Kathy in this easy-to-follow lesson plan by downloading the PDF below.
Lesson Plan Ideas
For Grades: 1 to 2
Applicable Core Standards
CCSS.Math.Content.1.G.A.1 Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.
CCSS.Math.Content.1.G.A.2 Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.
Students complete their drawing of a simple cat using many geometric shapes: circles, half and quarter circles, squares, rectangles and trapezoids. By requiring them to include at least 3 of each, they will learn to quickly identify each geometric shape.
Draw the outline of a cat on drawing paper.
The cat must be completed using at least 3 of each of these geometric shapes: circles, half circles, quarter circles, squares, rectangles, and trapezoids.
The drawing is traced with a black marker and colored in with crayons or markers