Thursday, March 14, 2013

Perfect Square

Perfect Square By Michael Hall
Grades PreK-2

It was a perfect square with matching sides and corners. It was perfectly happy. But on Monday it was cut into pieces and poked full of holes. It wasn't a perfect square anymore so it changed itself into a fountain. Each day of the week the square is cut or wrinkled or ripped and it takes the new shapes and turns them into something completely new like a river or a mountain. Beautiful colors and simple text manage to transport you to a creative world.

Discussion Seed: Ask your students why they think at the end of the book the square isn't happy being just a square, though he was at the beginning of the book. With kindergaretn or PreK this book can be used to review days of the week, colors and shapes.

Craft Seed: Have students start with a simple square. Ask them to cut or rip it and then take the pieces and glue them down into something completely new.

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