Kindergarteners and first graders are busy preparing for the upcoming Winter Concert. This year’s concert theme is Outer Space. Gerry students will perform a dance with star props. Each student is creating a star to hold in their left and right hands. I will laminate them and we will glue them onto craft sticks — you’ll have to use your imagination for now, hah!
Our stars are a great example of radial symmetry. We see line symmetry all the time, but radial symmetry can be a little harder to spot — wheels, starfish, flowers, and snowflakes are all examples of radial symmetry. Students chose a shape for the center of their star and built a design around it. One of the collage concepts we are working on is layering — gluing paper on top of paper on top of paper! Students are discovering that it is possible to create complicated-looking effects just by layering pieces.