In Ms. G’s class in New Jersey, they did this exciting Christmas tree craft!
They cut watercolor sheets into strips of different lengths and then talked about how to best assemble their trees before doing so.
First students were asked what 2D shape would be best to make a Christmas tree out of, and they responded how a triangle would work well.
Then the class was asked what part of a Christmas tree is the biggest and they said how it is the bottom.
After that was established it was discussed how the class would create a triangular Christmas tree while utilizing strips of paper that were rectangular.
It was decided they would create the shape of a tree by layering the shorter strips of paper on top of the longer ones as the tree, “Moved up.”
Designing the Tree
After it was discussed how the Christmas tree would look, students started preparing it by laying-out the tree shape on their paper right before they started gluing the strips down.
This was a fantastic way to explore the length and support of student’s spatial awareness skills. Once it was clear how the tree would look the class began gluing-on their strips for the tree. The final result was gorge
New Jersey, USA
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