The first graders have been having so much fun learning about two dimensional shapes.  They have been learning how to describe shapes by stating the name of the shape, the number of sides, and the number of vertices.  The students have also created new shapes using pattern blocks.  For example, you can make a hexagon with six triangles.  They have been using their thinking skills to figure out what new shape they can create using other shapes, and what shapes they can take apart and find shapes within shapes.