NATIONAL DAY CALENDAR CLASSROOM – WEEK 27 – March 25 – 31, 2018
There are two fun ways to celebrate this week. Get out your scissors and some colorful paper. National Something on a Stick Day on Wednesday, March 28 doesn’t always have to be about food. The stick we will use will help us to celebrate Pencil Day on Friday, March 30, too!
Project: National Something on a Stick Day and Pencil Day Pinwheel
1 6 x 6-inch colorful sheet of paper per student
1 pencil with eraser per student
1 push pin per student
Decorate the paper with the artwork of your choice. On one side, draw a straight line diagonally from one corner to the other. (See figure 1)
Draw another diagonal line to create an X and find the center point.
Measure two inches along each line going away from the center point and make a mark.
With your scissors, cut from each corner point along the line to the two-inch mark and stop.(See figure 2)
Fold every other corner toward the center, securing each section with tape if necessary.
Poke a hole through the center section of the pinwheel and then into the eraser of the pencil.