These behavioral patterns are tied to visual patterns in art, in that repetition and predictability are key. I modeled how careful repetition of a single mark such as rows of tiny lines or large and small spirals can create visual unity. Meeting classroom expectations can create unity within our classroom. Students filled a page of various patterns from their own imagination before picking their favorite to use on their portfolio. The portfolios consist of two large sheets of paper, taped together to create a folder, which is then laminated. The student's name is front and center, but the space outside the name is to serve as a reminder that I expect consistent, positive behavior in my classroom.
|A close up of the border of one student's portfolio. She created line drawings of flowers using a purple marker, and added value with colored pencil.|