This week my first graders were working on the learning objective: I can identify and create pattern using line, shape and color. I asked them to draw three curly loop lines. We then changed each loop into a fish by add tails, fins, lips and eyes. I then had them trace their drawing heavily with a crayon of their choice. The students then choose two fish to draw a color pattern inside with crayon. They then chose two to add a line pattern and the final two they added a shape pattern. They painted their drawings with a blue watercolor wash to represent water. After they dries we then added a black strip of paper on each end to add an Asian flair. I would like to thank the late Sue Bober for this lesson. She was very kind to me when she left the elementary level and gave me all her examples and lesson ideas. Thank you Sue!
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