There are a couple of things I love about this lesson. At this time of year most of my first graders have learned to tie and can't wait to show off that skill. They help the other students who are just learning and when they "Get it" it is so exciting. I also like that it supports the classroom teacher's lessons in symmetry. I try to bend the carpets when I display them so the POP off the board.
Sorry for the 2 week hiatus. What is it about this time of year? Art show, taking down art show...seems like non stop. I think this is true for all teachers.