|Some things are different shapes.
|They can be described by their shape.
|A circle is round.
|A compact disc is a circle.
|A square has four equal sides.
|A rectangle is similar, but two of the sides are longer.
|A triangle has only three sides.
|Have you ever seen anyone play a triangle in an orchestra?
|The word “triangle” can stand for an instrument or a shape.
|An oval is rounded, but it is not round.
|An egg is an oval shape.
|The floor is flat.
|If something is smooth, it has no bumps or lumps
|Silk is smooth.
|Some things are rough.
|Sandpaper is rough.
|If something is dull, it is not sharp or pointed.
|A dull knife will not cut bread because the blade is not sharp.
|If something is pointed, it has a sharp end.
|A sharp pencil has a pointed end.
|A pencil that has been used a lot, and hasn’t been sharpened has a dull end.
|Some things are soft.
|A teddy bear is soft.
|It feels good to touch.
|Some things are hard.
|A rock is hard.
|Soft can also represent a noise level.
|If you have a soft voice, it is not very loud.
|If someone tells you to speak softly, they want you to speak quietly.
|“Loud” is the word used to describe noises that hurt your ears.
|A big truck will make a loud noise.
|Sometimes your mother will tell you that your music is too loud.
Exercise for this lesson:
What is the shape of a circle, and can you provide an example?
How many sides does a square have, and how is it described?
What distinguishes a rectangle from a square?
How many sides does a triangle have, and what interesting point is made about the word “triangle”?
What is the shape of an oval, and can you give an example?
What does it mean for something to be smooth, and can you provide an example?
Give an example of something rough.
How is a dull object described, and what example is provided?
What is pointed, and can you provide an example of something pointed and something dull?
Can you give an example of something soft, and how is softness related to noise level?
What is used to describe noises that hurt your ears, and can you give an example?
What does it mean to speak softly, and when might someone tell you to do so?
Give an example of something loud and a situation where someone might tell you that your music is too loud.
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