This week we focused on creating our own tessellation shape out of a square of paper. As a table, they looked at their shapes and decided what they could be, people things, animals, etc. Next, they took their finished shape and traced it over and over onto their larger paper. They used pencil to add in details inside each shape to help tell the story of their person, thing, or animal... some added eyes, a mouth, legs, etc.
Mrs. Fillinger's class got to start adding some color to their patterns with colored pencils. We are taking a break from tessellations to complete our ceramics unit next week, but when we come back to the tessellations we will finish coloring and use an iPad app to create a digital tessellation! Stay tuned for more tessellation updates.