Debra, I teach k-8 and the first project I do for the year is teaching about
line....types of lines and how they can be combined( a straight line on a
dotted line, etc) then I have them incorporate them on a name design done on
12x18 white paper. They can use script, block letters, balloon letters or
whatever.The objective is to fill the whole page, using markers and varieties
of line. The results were spectacular! BUT the real benefit was that I learned
everyone's name. They worked on these for 6 class periods (40min).