Grade 5 Geometry Block

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I am going to try to get caught up on my blogs now that I had a short break!  January feels like it was years ago right now!  Sims spent January working on some geometry in a fun hands on block.  We started off the block by looking at how he can make shapes without using straight edges and a compass.  The first shape he made was a circle using a rope and a person in the center.  I asked him to figure out how to make a circle that would take up the majority of the driveway.  He did an excellent job and that took us right into the many vocabulary terms that go with circles and angles and shapes.  We followed the fifth grade Waldorf Essentials books pretty closely with this block.