I think I probably say this every year....but oh well!?
I LOVE CIRCLE WEAVING!!!!!!
It hasn't always been that way. I took no weaving classes in college (personality conflict with the professor...she didn't have one). I don't remember even doing paper weaving as a kid (I didn't have art till high school). So when I started teaching and saw that weaving was a part of every grade level's curriculum...I freaked!!! I quickly mastered paper weaving...but it took me awhile to warm up to the rest. Circle weaving was part of that curriculum back in 1997...and it scared me to death!! Thank goodness I had friends to help me along...and after a couple years I started to fear it less and less. Now it is actually my favorite lesson in all of third grade!!! It is magical!! The kids might struggle for a day or so...but then they get hooked!! I open up my room in the morning the two weeks before semester's end so they can come in and work extra on them if they want. I room is usually FULL (see picture below!).
HERE ARE THE STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR WARPING THE LOOM & GETTING STARTED!
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