USING SEAM ALLOWANCES TO SUPPORT SILHOUETTE: In a bid to remove bulk from garments we often try to create patterns with less seams and less seam allowances but there are also times where the positioning of seams, and their seam allowance values, can be used to reinforce the shapes and silhouettes that we want to create.
We have been enjoying our holiday felt boards the past few months. My kids get really excited with each new one I create for them. This week we made a Christmas Tree felt board with printable cards to use in making fun felt Christmas patterns with trees.
Weekly Reflections are a great way to get students to look back on their week to identify successes and challenges. Students can use their reflections to set further goals. They are perfect for sharing learning with parents. This free weekly reflections booklet works great in upper elementary classrooms!!