Bridging Home and School

Learning about patterns is one of the first things we do in math in my primary classroom. We create patterns with our bodies, sing them, build them, clap them. But I never realized the possibilities in studying patterns until one student, David, gave me a small, beautiful weaving that he had made with his mom. I was honored to receive such a gift, and I was curious. The next time I talked with David's mom, I discovered that weaving was a hobby of hers. She asked if I thought the class would enjoy weaving and volunteered to set up one of her small looms in the classroom.
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