Woven Flowers

The older kiddos learned to weave. It took several weeks (7) for them to complete this project. So if you plan on ever doing it, plan waaaaaaay in advance!

They first learned to weave the flower, then they painted a stick green, then measured out Plaster of Paris to put into a plastic flower pot and I hot glued the flower (plate) onto the stick.

The great thing about this project was all the practical application of math and science involved! Patterns for the weaving, measurement with the plaster and then I had a few children inquire about the process that the plaster goes from a powder (solid) to a liquid to a solid again. They also wanted to know why it got warm! So we had an awesome discussion about states of matter, and chemical and physical change!

3-5 Weaving

Weaving the flower

Plaster Measuring

Measuring out the plaster

Completed Flower

Final touches. Adding paper leaves onto the stem.

Lot's O' Flowers

Lot’s O’ Flowers

Signature

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About Ms. Luna

Here we go! Year number four! Teaching artist at Mark Twain Elementary! I started my career in 2002, in the New York City Schools as a Special Education Middle School teacher. Moving back to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, I continued teaching Special Education and also began teaching after school and summer art programs. Moving again to Houston, Texas. I have taught all levels and abilities from kindergarten to college and am very excited to be teaching here at Mark Twain! I am also a professional artist and designer that shows work worldwide. I have been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Austin Fashion Week, Houston Press, and at the Grassi Museum of the Applied Arts in Germany. I hold a Masters of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University. I currently am teaching grades kindergarten through fifth and am an adjuct art professor at Alvin Community College.

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