Repeated Designs

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As a class we do repeated design every year.

DSCN5841Another great design from a 3rd grade student!

DSCN5780There are lots of concepts and vocabulary words you can bring into the process of creating repeated designs.

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DSCN5787The one above by Ms. Allison took quite a bit of time.

DSCN5786As did the one by Mr. Brennan P. in 6th grade.  Here  he’s not quite done.

DSCN5784A first grader interprets the assignment in one way and in this example I would have quizzed him about organic/geometric…

DSCN5783And the student above I would have asked,  “is it a random or orderly design?”

DSCN5782She’s just getting started here, but what a smile!

DSCN5781A nice orderly design with a border/frame

DSCN5779A nice orderly design, 2nd grade I believe.

DSCN5794The finished piece by Brennan P.

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DSCN5793And here, it’s done, another nice random design, I believe a 6th grader.

DSCN5792Floral motifs are always popular points to begin a design

DSCN5805An orderly design based upon a rabbit. I would have quizzed the student to make sure she knew if it was a random or and orderly design.  It came out very nice

 

 

&th Grade Masks

Below are some paper mache masks from the 2nd nine weeks, 7th and 8th grade mostly

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Some Recent Activities

 

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The last few weeks have been a mixed bag of various activities.  

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DSCN5680First up is just some cut and folded Christmas ornaments.  I started earlier this year with Christmas related activities because last year we had so many snow days. I think I had five weeks with no Monday classes!


DSCN5541She made this for me to hang up in my room.   I’m very lucky to have so many nice students make things for me to hang up!

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DSCN5612All the ones above are folded cat and/or dog origami shapes.  Easy to make and fun to add details to.

DSCN5536This is a k child and the idea that day was to draw and fold a tab to make the paper stand up.  I just wanted them to understand flat and not flat-2-d and 3-d.

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DSCN5548Another proud and happy student with a folded and colored hat.

DSCN5573Here’s a nice dalmatian.  I wonder if I asked him to count the dots?

DSCN5576This little folded dog shape has a string through it to hang it up.  I’m not sure why but many young students like to punch a hole and run string through it.

DSCN5577A nice selection of dogs with bows

DSCN5583Dogs on a string, she really loved doing that, I remember.

DSCN5590A small dog with a parent dog I believe was the story here.

DSCN5585She stretched out the origami model to make the face a bit different.  I happiest when the make variations and try to invent.

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Next is modular paper constructions.

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