Kente Colors, by Debbi Chocolate?
Years ago, when I taught first grade, I used this book as the starting point for a combined math and art lesson - which I thought I'd share with you today.
We started by reading the book and the author's note, and it is also very easy now to use YouTube.com to show students video of traditional Ghanian artists creating kente. I like this link and this link. We also reread the book, noticing the designs in the kente, which are inorganic, geometric shapes, in complex patterns. Do you see the math lesson hidden in this gem?
a blog post explaining this step by step.
This artwork makes a fantastic display, and an excellent opportunity to discuss shapes and patterns, with an art history lesson too. My students enjoyed this project - I hope yours do too!