Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Is It Symmetrical?
We are working on symmetry. We had one of those moments that I had to change my lesson plans on the spur of the moment. I had my small groups work with a partner to create a design with geo blocks. The design had to have at least one line of symmetry. I photographed the designs they created. Later I showed the designs to the rest of the class. We had to determine whether the design was in fact symmetrical. Students used a yard stick to show where the line of symmetry was.
This lesson turned out to be a home run. It was a quick and easy lesson. The kids loved doing it and they were excited to see their designs on the screen and to have them used in a lesson for the whole class..
Now we are following up with a lesson I found on Pinterest. Students are using rulers and other drawing tools to create a symmetrical design. Here is the link to the original post on the blog Art Lessons for Kids.