Patterns of Collaboration
Striker, Susan J., School Arts
A first grade teacher approached me with an interesting request. "Can we think of an art lesson that will reinforce the concept of patterns which the students are studying in math?" The music teacher was asked a similar question. As a result, the classroom teacher and the art, music, math and reading specialists collaborated on a project that reinforced the concept of patterns in their disciplines.
Patterns in Art
In the artroom, I introduced the students to the book Hide and Snake by Keith Baker. In this book, a brightly colored, patterned snake challenges readers to a game of hide and seek as it hides among familiar objects. The objects also are covered with brightly colored patterns--some quite similar to …
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Publication information: Article title: Patterns of Collaboration. Contributors: Striker, Susan J. - Author. Magazine title: School Arts. Volume: 95. Issue: 2 Publication date: October 1995. Page number: 40+. © 1999 Davis Publications, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1995 Gale Group.
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