> 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). > > Marsha > Pompano Beach, FL
I do a simular project with my 5th graders, only we talk about
symmetry. They fold their paper in half and write their name in
cursive. then open and fold so the pencil is on the inside and rub to
transfer the lead to the other side... then they have to make it into
some kind of creature!!They can add any lines needed, like hands or
whatever, and they can use colored pencils, crayons, and/or markers...
they turn out really great!