What Your Child Will Learn

Domain: Geometry


Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and tell positions of these objects using
terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to. (K.G.1)
Quarter 1
Correctly name shapes regardless of their size or orientation. (K.G.2) Quarter 1
Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, “flat”) or three- dimensional (“solid”). (K.G.3) Quarter 1 and 2
Compare two- and three-dimensional shapes describing their similarities, differences,
parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/“corners”) (K.G.4)
Quarter 3
Model shapes in the world by building and drawing shapes. (K.G.5) Quarter 3
Put together simple shapes to form larger shapes. (K.G.6) Quarter 3



  • Two-Dimensional (flat): The outline of a shapesuch as a triangle, square, or rectangle
  • Three-Dimensional (solid): A shape having length, width, and height
  • Face: The flat surface of a solid figure
  • Side: Line-segments of shapes
  • Square: A four-sided shape with equal sides and corners (add picture)
  • Rectangle: A four-sided shape with two sets of sides that are equal and parallel, and four right angles (add picture)
  • Circle: A flat shape with no sides or corners (add picture)
  • Triangle: A three-sided figure (add picture)
  • Hexagon: A shape with six sides (add picture)
  • Sphere: A solid shape similar to a basketball (add picture)
  • Cylinder: A 3-D shape with two circular faces (add picture)
  • Cube: A 3-D shape with six square faces (add picture)
  • Cone: A 3-D shape with a curved surface and one circular face (add picture)