I was able to use Square Cat with a couple of classes this week.
Here is what I did!!
After making this graph and getting into the lesson, I struggled with the words "circle" and "round." I felt like the word "circle" went better with the word "square" but I felt like "round" was a better description of what we were talking about. I included both options in the download so you can decide for yourself which one you like best.
download the words for the graph here
In this classroom, we used Square Cat to make a glyph.
Download all of the details to the lesson and the pattern here.
Square Cat is a new favorite for me!!
Eula the Square Cat even has her own blog. Check it out here.
Other Square Cat ideas
I love this narrative writing activity Mrs. Castro's class did in response to Square Cat. This could easily be adapted to any grade level. It could be a narrative writing lesson by having students tell a story about being a square for a day. It could be a writing to explain lesson why by having students tell if they would want to be a square and explaining why or why not. It could be a writing to inform lesson by having students write about the attributes of a square. Click here for a free download of the pattern.
Cube cats.... a great lesson for teaching 3-D shapes
To learn more about Elizabeth, her inspiration for Square Cat, and her amazing wild grapevine roadside art, visit the blog From the Mixed-up Files of Jennifer Bertman and her post A Peek at the Creative Space of Elizabeth Schoonmaker.
Thanks Elizabeth Schoonmaker for introducing me to the wonderful world of Square Cat!