Y is for Yacht

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Y is for Yacht.  Every child is familiar with boats; Over the school year we’ve crafted paper boats and read stories about boats.  However, few students may be familiar with the word yacht.  At the end of this post you can find a rather basic video which can help children build their schema of yachts.

Using two isosceles triangles, sails can be fashioned.  Why not make yellow sails?  The trapezoid, used to represent the body of the yacht is a somewhat obscure shape for a Preschool curriculum.  However, using another larger triangle, I show the children how a trapezoid is formed simply by cutting the apex off of a triangle.

 

What other ideas do you have for helping children learn about yachts?  Leave a comment.

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