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Posted by on May 18, 2021

What is symmetry???

In geometry, symmetry is defined as a balanced and proportionate similarity that is found in two halves of an object. It means one-half is the mirror image of the other half.  If an object is symmetrical, it means that it is equal on both sides.

Yesterday for art we created symmetrical butterflies. Using the paper we made last week during our messy art, (we mixed primary colours to create secondary colours, then added black and white to create shades and tints) we made collage butterflies.  The skill of cutting 2 of the exact same shape is a difficult thing to do.  We are all glad we have been practicing our scissor skills!

This art is a great connection to the butterflies we are currently ‘raising’ in our classroom.  They began as very tiny caterpillars, grew very quickly, and are now moving into the chrysalid phase of their development. So exciting!!!

Here is a video we watched today about the Painted Lady butterfly transformation from caterpillar to butterfly.

Congratulations to all those students who thought it would take 14 days for the chrysalids to appear!!

We can’t wait to see the butterflies emerge!

Here are the butterflies we created:


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