Yarn and Foil Reliefs

Continuing with their unit on China, the fifth graders looked at an aerial photo of a rice field at sunset.  We talked about how they mostly saw organic shapes and how those are different than geometric shapes.  We also talked about how the shapes got smaller toward the back of the photo because they were farther away.  Students started to sketch their own organic shapes that were large at the bottom of the paper and got smaller towards the top.  Once the lines were drawn, students glued yarn on top of those lines.