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Friday, January 5, 2018

Pattern and Weaving

Students at all levels have been focusing on pattern and learning about weaving. 
Here are some examples of the work that they have been doing:

Kindergarten:
Students read the book Pattern Fish and created fish with patterns of their own.



Students read the book Sneezy the Snowman and created snowmen based on the character in the book.


Students listened to "Hot Chocolate" from The Polar Express and created the best cup of hot cocoa they could imagine.


Students started their pattern unit by creating snowflakes out of bead and pipe cleaners.


Grade 1:
Students learned about the artist, Romero Britto, and created pattern drawings based on his artwork.




Students learned about Kente cloth and read The Spider Weaver.  They then created paper weaving inspired by Kente cloth patterns. Also, students reviewed warm and cool colors.




Students continue to apply their learning to choice projects of their own design:



Grade 2:
Students learned about Ojo de Dios and created their own.







Students continue to apply their learning to choice projects of their own design:



Grade 3:
Students learned about radial weaving and created circular weavings on old CDs and DVDs. They added patterns to the edges using Sharpie.




 Students continue to apply their learning to choice projects of their own design:



Grade 4:
Students created small rectangular weavings using cardboard looms and inspired by Navajo Blanket weavings.




Students continue to create choice projects of their own design based on their learning:


Grade 5:
Students are currently working on pouch weaving, as well as finishing choice projects and foreshortening projects.