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.


  1. I saw you on another blog roll and thought... Wait, why didn't this show up on my blog roll. I just realized that I didn't have you on my blog roll. I don't know how that could have happened when I'm a big fan of your blog. Sorry... Correction has been made:) I love these lines, I will be trying them soon with all credit to you of course. Happy holidays!

  2. Thanks for the kind words. I hope your kids have as much fun as mine did with this. Happy Holidays to you, too!!

  3. Great project! Do you remember the size you used for the strips of paper?

    1. It has been quite awhile, but I'm going to guess 2 inches wide so that when folded in half lengthwise you see 1 inch glued flat and 1 inch standing up.