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.
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
>> demonstrating each step. The lessons came from books for
>> students. By the end of each class I feel like I am a human
>> 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