This is one of my favorite lessons. I still have trouble finding a great way to teach the students how to make the loom. Any suggestions out there? I've done it a couple of different ways and I find pros and cons with each, but regardless, it usually takes a full day (or more) to create the looms. I always feel like this day is hard and frustrating, but after that, the project is so great that I always think it is worth it.
The students chose a color schemes to explore in their radial designs. I encouraged them to incorporate a pattern in to their weaving. Most did. I found their choice of color and the ways they used patterns to be so interesting. To finalize their creations, I suggested a few options, but their own creations just blew me out of the water. Excellent work, amazing third graders!