Go, Shapes, Go! is a clever tale of a mechanical mouse playing with a mess of shapes to create a monkey. Once fashioned, the mouse and monkey collide and a new form emerges. The mouse quickly regroups the shapes and a new version of the monkey is revealed. This module invites children to explore the shapes all around them and consider how shapes work together to create real and imagined objects.
Before you begin...
Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration. Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your planning. We have added a sample of an After Reading lesson entitled Shape Play for you to preview. Each lesson is designed in an easy to read format, with standards, materials needed, and step-by-step directions to ensure you are fully prepared when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following lessons:
- Shapes, Shapes, Shapes
- Shapes in Nature
- Body Shapes
- Go, Shapes, Go!
- Mouse Shapes
- Snail Trail
- Shape Collage
- Blazing Trails
- Shape Trails
- Shaped Stickers
- Shape Play
- Mouse Trails
Centers embedded throughout the module serve as an opportunity for formative assessment. These thoughtfully planned centers are designed with the ECERS subscales in mind and include attention to space and furnishings, language and literacy, learning activities, interaction, and program structure. The following centers are designed to support whole-group lessons in each module:
- Dramatic Play
- Visual Art
- Health & Wellness
This module is aligned to Kentucky's Early Childhood and National Arts Anchor standards. For your reference, we have added images of the standards matrix for this module.
Arc, Circle, Heart, Hexagon, Oval, Diamond, Rectangle, Square, Star,
Trapezoid, Triangle, Tally, Two-Dimensional, Three-Dimensional, Trail,
Collage, Journey, Modern, Shape, Sequence, Observe, Record, Texture,
Portrait, Masterpiece, Shiny
Note: This module is part of Pre-K: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all KY Early Childhood and Core Arts Standards.