Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Patchwork Quilts and Designer Towers. V6

Designer towers

Observational drawings of flax matting.

Under construction

9 and 10 year olds.

The day consisted of three parts.
1. Observational drawings of flax matting, focussing on the tones. There were no white tones on the mat, so there should be no white paper left exposed.

2. I took a lesson about patchwork quilts recently and repeated it today with this class of year 5 and 6 children. http://gretchenbuwalda.blogspot.patchwork-quilts- I found the difference between the younger class and this class to be the attention to detail. I asked the older children to make smaller patches which proved to be quite challenging for some.

3. The children created towers using hot glue and matchsticks. This was by far the star of the day. They were limited to one stick of hot glue per tower but any amount of matchsticks. I also encouraged two children to work on a tower at any one time. This was to limit the possibility of someone being burnt by the glue gun. 

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