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[teacherartexchange] Paper weaving

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From: Melissa Enderle (melissaenderle_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Nov 12 2010 - 03:06:34 PST


Iíve also successfully taught paper weaving at kindergarten. Small groups is a great idea. Cutting the warp beforehand for the kids also helps. If you have access to a document camera, you could more easily demonstrate the process of weaving.

Melissa
Tech Facilitator
AISC Chennai, India

On Nov 11, 2010, at 4:55 PM, Ann Parker wrote:

> I have taught weaving to Kindergarteners, but I do know what you mean about being twisted up!!
>
> Possibly if you can format your class as a "center" time occasionally with groups rotating through media that you've already taught, then you can weave with a group of 5-6 kids and they will master the concept.
>
>>
>> Subject: Paper Weaving
>>
>>
>> Hello All,
>>
>> -At what age do you feel students should be able to master
>> paper weaving?
>> -How do you teach it?
>>
>> I have attempted two different lessons this year with
>> second and third
>> grade, weaving no more than six, one inch wide sections
>> and
>> demonstrating each step. The lessons came from books for
>> elementary
>> students. By the end of each class I feel like I am a human
>> tornado,
>> spinning from student to student and relying on those who
>> know what
>> they're doing to help (which is a good lesson in and of
>> itself). I am
>> beginning to feel like its me and I need a new approach or
>> I am
>> expecting too much from my younger students.
>>
>> Thank you for any and all input!
>>
>> Sarah K.
>> Art 2-8
>> Quincy Catholic Academy

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