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Students will each get a paper patch that will be used to draw something that will tell one special characteristic about themselves. The patches will then be adhered together to form a class quilt.

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Students can simply use markers and paper to create their own paper quilt.

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A tessellation of a flat surface is the tiling of a plane using one or more geometric shapes, called tiles, with no overlaps and no gaps. In mathematics, tessellations can be generalized to higher dimensions and a variety of geometries. A periodic tiling has a repeating pattern.

This can be similar to fitting together the blocks of a quilt.

Students can click on the link below and insert shapes to complete the tessellation.

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Once students are done reading the Patchwork Quilt, they can research quilt making and the different types of quilts.

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While talking about plants and flowers in science, students can use flower petals and other natural vegetation to dye fabric that can be used to make quilt blocks.

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Students can use the My Story app to create an electronic book in which they can share with others. This could be a sequel to the Patchwork Quilt. Here is an example of a book created using the My Story app.

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Students can create a cloth book jacket from pieces of fabric. This could be used as a variation to making a quilt. Here are the directions on how to make a fabric covered book.

http://www.twotwentyone.net/fabric-covered-books/
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Students will use Google Draw to create a patchwork quilt.
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