Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Second Grade Paper Weaving

Second Grade has learned about the art of weaving in cultures throughout the world. They have seen pictures of types of looms, I have shown them actual woven items. They are reading through the book "Abuela's Weave" each week as they come into art.( I Love to Read minutes!) Week one we measured with rulers and cut the paper looms of "warp" strings, and paper strips of "weft"  strings.  Week two I taught them how to weave. I have a little saying to help them,"the secret to weaving is how you start". Each strip switches starting on top of or under the first warp loom strip. This back-and-forth gives the weaving its checkerboard look. This can be a difficult cognitive skill for some. Many finishers helped others who were struggling. It was nice to see their Compassion, which is our Crew Habit this month!
They will have more to do with this weaving, so check back!

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