First talk about types of lines, concentrating on “diagonal” and “horizontal”. Then, demonstrate these easy steps, and give your kinders plenty of paper to practice on. Naming each step is helpful until “muscle memory” takes over…
1. Start by drawing a mountain. Remember to begin at the bottom of the mountain and don’t lift your pencil til your star is complete!
2. Next, cross your first line with a diagonal line. (Don’t lift your pencil yet!)
3. Now, draw a horizontal line across the opposite side of your mountain. (Still don’t lift your pencil!)
4. Finally, draw a diagonal line back to the place you started from. (NOW you can lift your pencil!!)
(If you color your stars with crayons, the heat from the laminator will melt the crayon a little, making the colors smooth and bright!)
Ms. Wilkinson says
What a great idea. I would like to do this with my students after the break!
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