Sunday, December 12, 2010
Lines and Circles Results
4th graders were really intrigued with how the lines for this project were made. (See last week's post.) I wish we had had just 15 more minutes so that all kids could have made multiple lines and circles. Even so, while my prime objective was complementary colors, I loved how children considered composition as they placed their lines and circle(s). What fun!! I will definitely do this again in the future!
The folding was a bit tricky for a few, but once one person at each table "got it" they were able to act as experts and help others. I had the kids start by making their circle drawing first so that they finished and moved on to the lines at different times. Since they reached the folding stage at staggered times I could pretty easily get to those who needed help quickly. There was that wonderful "aha moment" when kids saw how the folds ended up showing both colors.