Geometry in Kindergarten? Why not! I found a great lesson plan that involves basic geometry concepts, rhythm, 3-dimensional assemblage, and introduces young kids to origami. Score!!! I started by showing students a square that had been divided into triangles: I then asked them to count all the triangles and squares they could find. We then […]Read more "Geometry"
Oh, no! My supply order got lost, and the lesson plan I had planned to do with my first graders depended on those supplies being delivered in time. What to do? I showed students some examples of Islamic tile mosaics, to show them how the pieces fit together and do not overlap. Then, I found […]Read more "Dinomosaic"
Primary students made fashion from African textile designs. Pants, dresses, and shirts are easy to make from basic geometric shapes. Students love the colorful fabrics, and this is a great way to talk about African culture.Read more "African Style"
It’s black history month! Even though I teach African art, and about African-American artists throughout the year, I wanted to do a lesson about Kente cloth with my students to tie into some other lessons that were happening in their regular classrooms. Paper weaving is a great way to introduce the concept of weaving, and […]Read more "Kente Cloth"