Thursday, December 8, 2011

Land and Water Forms- Cape and Bay

As a continuation of our land and water form studies, we introduced cape and bay this week.  The children are given a lesson with water and our forms.  They fill up the pitcher and pour it into a form while receiving the definition and a three period lesson.  "A cape is a point of land projecting into a body of water." "A bay is and area of water surrounded by land on three sides." 
Along with the concrete experience we also have small sandpaper cards that are in the shape of the cape and bay.  Here the children can feel the land part is rough and the water part is smooth. 
To help increase comprehension, the children are then able to brown crayon and blue watercolor paint to produce these forms on paper. 

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