Thursday, May 14, 2015

Weaving Makes the World Go 'Round

This year was the first time ever where I had the entire school weaving at once!  For some reason it had never worked out in the past.  I created a framework for the type of weaving each grade level would be doing according to our curriculum.  I've decided to keep the lessons the same (for the most part) each year so that as kids get older they can look forward to doing the more advanced lessons.

Kindergarten and 1st Grade did paper weaving.  The crocodiles were a cute themed project and the kids LOVED them.

 2nd graders learned to weave on a loom....

 3rd graders created spiral weavings on foam plates (Styrofoam is a lot sturdier than paper plates!!)

 4th Grade removed the weft from burlap and wove back into the warps... very fun.  They also got to practice some embroidery stitches.

And 5th grade created these fun coil baskets (less weaving, more wrapping).

The 2nd, 4th and 5th grade projects took up to 4-5 50 minute class periods whereas the K, 1st and 3rd were done in 2 classes.

Good luck and happy weaving!

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