As a Math enthusiast I was excited to discover that 2 November is "Look for Circles Day"! You could probably teach on this topic for a week or more! Here are some ideas (for all different age groups)....
* Go on a Circle Hunt in your school grounds or classroom.
* Tally/count all the wheels on cars in the teachers' carpark.
* Use 4x tables to calculate the number of wheels on the cars in the teachers' carpark.
* Draw concentric circles with a pair of compasses.
* Practice fractions with a circle (a chocolate cake, pizza or pumpkin pie will certainly go down well!)
* Circle facts and terminology e.g. arc, radius, diameter, segment, etc.
* Compare the properties of a circle with other shapes.
* Here is a FREE Math worksheet that focuses on shapes and doubling....
* Create Mandala patterns in a circle.
* Paint concentric circles alternating warm and cool colors - great for teaching colour mixing!
* Cut a spiral from a circle.
* How many round objects can you draw?
* How many animals can you draw starting with a circle?
* Crafts with paper plates e.g. create a pumpkin, turkey, scarecrow head, snowman, etc.
* Collect round objects such as bottle tops, jar lids, paper/foil plates. Use these objects to create an interesting collage on a paper plate or cardboard circle.
* Write a story or paragraph about "If everything was round..."
* "The wheel was a great invention because..."
* "Without circles we would/would not be able to...."
* Study the invention of the wheel
* Study the Earth and planets
* Life cycles e.g. moth/butterfly, frog, etc!
Happy "Look for Circles Day"... I hope you have an "all round" good day!!