I like to work in a project at the beginning of the year that asks kids to think about how lines and shapes can work together to create patterns. This owl project is an old standard that I usually do with my third grade students. This year I tried it with my wonderful second graders and I'm so glad I did. They flew with it. I adore how their owls look, like themselves, so very young.
I also tried this with my fourth grades students, but with a new twist which I will share with you next week.