With Marissa Kishi’s Kindergarten class at Whiteside, our focus this week was on the question, what makes a pattern a pattern? As students investigated, created and built with different materials, we asked them to describe and explain their patterns and identify the part that made it a pattern.
Students were encouraged to explore positional patterning using materials that couldn’t be used to pattern based on colour or shape.
From this exploration, students also began to pattern with a focus on quantity and to think about beginning growing patterns.
With some special festive sparkly materials, students created positional and circular patterns.
This Animoto compilation includes some short video clips of students describing their patterns. You may view it here.