Thursday, March 3, 2011

Haitian Tap-taps 2nd

I introduced the 2nd grade students to Haitian culture through sharing the book "Tap-Tap" with them. It was interesting to find out what students already knew about Haiti. A tap-tap is for the Haitians what a taxi is for Americans. These tap-taps take them to and from the market to pick up foods and goods. The tap-taps are brightly decorated with lots of patterns and designs.   We started by drawing the outline of the tap-tap together and drawing Haitian people sitting in the tap-tap. Next we shared ideas of different types of pattern and artwork you might find on a tap-tap. I absolutely love how unique each of the tap-taps turned out!

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