For my K's, we are starting on shapes this year. I'm going to have them make a booklet that I have done in the past (click here). Today they worked on circles. It's best have K's moving from one activity to the next in the LONG hour I have them for. Don't get me wrong, love my hours, but for K's that equals several mini lessons. This is a pre test to see who is going to have a hard time with the project of the day.
After discussing circles and making air circles with our 'magic pencils' (our fingers), We moved to a large roll of paper that you see here. I have them make circle for about 30 seconds. I ask them to find another space to make more circles. It is a quick look at who is proficient, above grade level, and who will need a bit more assistance. This was a fun and quick portion to my shape unit.