6th grade – Spin Your Name

Students made circles with compasses, folding them into 8 equal sections.  Each sliver or section was filled with the student’s first name and a design, rubbed off to the next section over and over again 8 times, to create a radial symmetrical design. Coloring in the sections creatively took a lot of time and energy and revealed the most fantastic patterns built entirely from their first name! Using a toothpick or compass point, the circle spins into an awesome abstract pattern!