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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

5th grade mandalas

Whenever I can, I like to make a connection to art and another subject. I use writing, math, science and social studies often, but for this lesson art was connected to not only math and social studies, but to health. Healthy and not so healthy foods was our subject as students learned about mandalas. Students also learned about cultures that use mandalas and the mathematical understanding that one needs when creating a mandala. Student teacher, Mrs. Pruitt taught this lesson and this is a lesson I will re-teach in future years. We were also able to hang the final masterpieces in the school cafeteria - thanks Ms. Chavannes and Ms. Soucy!