Every year after taking our Math STAAR test, I like to give the kids a little mathematical art therapy! I begin with the Kaleidoscopic Octagon which emphasizes reflectional symmetry. Then, I move into geometric sewing. Basically, this is line design with string.
Line designs are geometric patterns formed
entirely by the use of straight line segments that
produce the illusion of a curve.
So, we spent our day today preparing the sewing surface and learning how to thread a needle. I have found a way that is fool proof, but didn't think to record it today...
Once they had a needle on the thread, they were off! This is Mrs. Whitehead's class on their first day:
We will continue sewing tomorrow!