
Before school started, put students
names on colored squares of paper. Mount them in a checkerboard pattern
on the wall in the hallway. Then on the first day of school, take
students pictures and add them to the display.

A Welcome Quilt

A Getting to Know You
Clothesline.


Use
the quilt block provided. In the center diamond, have students
draw pictures of themselves. Then in the outside triangles, have
them draw pictures that describe themselves. After the patchwork
squares have been cut out, mount them on colored paper. The example
to the left shows the blocks hanging from a clothesline.


On squares of paper have students
draw scenes from each chapter of one of the books. On a second square
of paper, have students write a summary of the chapter. Have the
students put the scenes in order. Alternate the pattern like a checkerboard.


Have students make collage style
pictures on squares of paper. Give the students a theme for the pictures.
Hang the squares in a checkerboard pattern, alternating a picture square
with a plain square.




Make a theme patchwork paper quilt.
Cut 12 inch squares of paper in various colors. Have the class determine
a pattern for the squares and glue them to larger paper squares.
Alternate the patchwork squares with holiday or another theme blocks.


Students can also agree on a quilt
block (or several blocks) and make a larger pattern with all of the blocks.
Also create a paper border for the quilt.



Have students interview one another.
Students can record information on colored paper (one of two colors) blocks.
Create a paper friendship quilt with the information collected by alternating
the colored paper blocks. Add photographs to the quilt!
