At this point, you may wish to read another of the books listed in the Paper Quilts Bibliography.
Paper Quilts Bibliography
Review with students a model square the transformations that they
studied in the previous three lessons. Then review the terms half and
fourth. Then assign the children to groups of 4 and give each group
four 3-inch by 3-inch paper squares, as well as copies of a quilt
pattern, such as the ones on the the overhead. (You may wish to project
the sample blocks for the students.)
Sample Patterns Overhead
Encourage students to work together to design a quilt square such that one half
of the square is red, one fourth is blue and one fourth is green. Once they have
decided on a pattern, each child in the group should color a square in that way.
Then ask the students to explore ways to put the four individual squares
together to make a Four Patch block. Ask the students to glue the Four Patch
block design onto a piece of paper and write the directions for creating it to
share with others.
When the children are ready, call them together to share how
they created their Four Patch block designs. Then ask them to point
which part of the large design is red, which part is blue, and which
part is green. As you discuss with the students how the square was
colored, you may wish to color model squares in the same way. Then have
students reflect on how they can tell how parts are halves (or
quarters) of the whole. You may want to collect these reflections to
use as an assessment. As students reflect upon their designs, they
should record the "directions" for creating their quilt blocks.
Students should also locate lines of symmetry within the quilt designs,
both their own and other classmates'.