Love Students Learn More About Symmetry with Art, Writing & Turkeys

Love Elementary School third graders showed off their “Symmetrical” Turkeys in honor of Thanksgiving. Teacher Roslyn Sisley taught students about¬† the concept of symmetry and she thought that it would be fun to tie into the math concept, an art project and a writing piece. The students found shapes in the room to make the body including cans. They also had to design their own feathers and construct the turkey keeping in mind symmetry. Finally, they wrote¬† about their turkeys and why it had symmetry.

“I created the feathers by making a heart and folding it in half. When I cut it down the middle I had two feathers exactly symmetrical,” said third grader Erick Tolbert. “My turkey was very colorful and that’s what I liked best about it. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is getting to eat turkey!”

posted on 11/22/2011 - filed under: Academics, Spotlight