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We have recently begun exploring shapes in our class! Students have been going on "shape hunts" around the classroom, and have been exploring shapes in different contexts (i.e., using pattern blocks to create a picture, building with blocks of different shapes, etc.). The students have discovered that some shapes can be made up of other shapes (for example, a square can be made up of two triangles), and this led into a larger exploration of how different shapes connect together. We have started to look at how shapes are similar and different (some shapes have straight sides, some don't; number of sides, etc.). It's amazing to see the connections students have made between 2D and 3D shapes! We watched this video (Shape Song) and one JK student even commented about how a cone looked like a party hat, a cube looked like a rubik's cube, and a rectangular prism looked like a building! We will continue to explore 2D and 3D shapes all around us in the coming weeks.