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The final result is their are 12 pieces of paper, some with corners drawn folded,
or pieces 'eaten' out of them (hungry), with parallel blue lines, 3 dots, and one
red line. At the head of the class is the teacher, also represented by a piece of
My students have always liked this project....it gets them to think about lines,
and some of them even are drawn into shape, by distorting the shape of the piece
of paper (paper airplanes, ripped paper, folded paper, crumbled paper---all with
their lines and dots in following the shape).
When displayed, these are always thought provoking as well.
> 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).
> Pompano Beach, FL