I belive that paper weaving is best done after an introductory
experience with simple cardboard looms and large yarn. This
experience I would start in kindergarten. It is best to precut the
yarn warp and weft pieces. My older students helped with cutting the
notches--I used an uneven number--into the cardboard. When I could
get them released from their classrooms, they often volunteered to
help their K buddies. With paper weaving, we even colored the cut
warp strips different colors so it was easier so see the slits. And
I used the terms "OVERwhere" and "UNDERwear," which got the students
to giggling tout de suite (straight away!)
Ann-on-y-mouse in Columbus, who saw the Lady and the Unicorn
tapestries in the Musée du Moyen Age in Paris!
>> EASY way to teach paper weaving?
>> I just did paper weaving with my second first grade class. It
>> again was rough. Our standard course of study says we are to teach
>> this to first grade. They can get the first row, but then have
>> trouble reversing the process for the second row. I use one color
>> construction paper for the weft, then two different colored strips
>> for the weave. It doesn't seem to help. Any suggestions???
>> Donna Pumphrey
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