Our friends over at Bay Farm Elementary have an amazing program that is open to all AUSD students. Zentangle® is a relaxing way to draw beautiful images with patterns. The materials are most appropriate for self-directed 2nd – 5th grade students. Check out more information here.
February lesson: In a Dr. Seuss style, Tish Rabe, author of My, Oh My — a Butterfly!, whimsically conveys the miracle of change in nature. She demonstrates the metamorphosis of a butterfly egg into a caterpillar into a chrysalis and, finally, into a beautiful butterfly. Following a read-aloud of pages 6 through 19 of this book, students will mindfully draw Zentangle® patterns on a template illustrating a caterpillar and a butterfly. Framed alongside the two drawings is the inspiring proverb: “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” Teachers are encouraged to reinforce with students the positive aspect of change through the metamorphosis of the butterfly.