To explore this idea, students worked in groups at their table (we discussed how the monks working together as a team made their mandala making quicker) to create a mandala using colorful foam shapes.
Using rulers to help find the center point, students drew their mandala starting from the middle and going outwards. They outlined them in Sharpie marker and colored them in, thinking about how to create patterns using color. Students worked hard to make their colors bright and cover the white paper.
Once they were finished, students cut out the circle and glued it onto a background, considering what kinds of colors would complement their mandala design. We also wrote about what we learned in our Passport and received our first stamp! Here are some examples:
|Raffi, 2nd grade (O'Connor)|
|Prarthna, 2nd Grade (O'Connor)|
|Evan, 2nd grade (O'Leary)|
|Sam, 2nd grade (Pearse)|
|Yensi, 2nd grade (O'Connor)|
|Connor, 2nd grade (O'Connor)|