The first graders just finished up a weaving project. Looking at the Kente cloth weavings from Ghana, students know their paper needed texture if it was going to look like woven fabric. With texture plates, crayons, and watercolors, they produced weaving strips that looked like cloth. Because Kente cloth is such an iconic symbol of African culture, we read tales of Anansi the spider, who is a hero in Ashanti culture. After weaving their own Kente- inspired paper, students created their own Anansi for the weaving.
Anansi sightings November 19, 2012