Craftsmanship, commitment, planning, patience, history, culture, and tradition. These are just a few of the values our 1st graders learned as they wove like the American Indians on their handmade looms. I am so pleased with their finished products.
Another key component of our 1st grade weaving unit was to enhance our art vocabulary. By the end of the unit, students were casually throwing words like warp and weft into casual class dialogue. Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve always been a sucker for a person with a rich vocabulary.