Time: 1 hour
Would I do it again? Yes
Another emergency lesson took place a few weeks back. For some reason I could not locate half the iPads. Ipads generally work better when they are not being shared. I only had half, so I needed a beneficial sharing lesson.
I had seen a beautiful picture on Pinterest that I was very keen to try out with my girls for art, but with the MIA ipads and lack of lesson plan for the next hour I had to be a little more flexible.
In Maths we have been learning about Symmetry. Using this picture as inspiration I gave them free range of the design they were to make. Using the building blocks and unifix blocks (not so pretty, but I like my job, I was not going to raid the gardens for the sake of a lesson: ok maybe I would. Rebel) the instructions were simple. Make a symmetrical pattern and take a photo from above.
Pro Tip: Explain how to take a picture from above. Apparently this is not something the millennials have been born with (I always assume they know everything digital). Multiple retakes were needed, and I mean multiple.
I was really happy with most of the results, it was an excellent lesson on how to build symmetrical patterns, as most of my girls rushed into the activity with little thought and struggled to make their pattern symmetrical.
The girls were chuffed. I was chuffed. We have no more ink in the printer.