Students will be able to extend AAB patterns.

Students put their fine motor skills to work creating patterns.

10 minutes

To build upon the previous introduction to AAB patterns, I have the children watch the clip from YouTube below. There is an ad to skip over ahead of time, I just pause at the starting point. At the time of 2:50, I stop the video. This stopping point lets my children view three different AB patterns.

20 minutes

For independent practice, students will need scissors and glue. I have "Table Captains" in my classroom; whom are responsible for getting these items for their table. Students will complete the activity: Favorite Fruit Pies (see resources). This worksheet asks students to cut out pictures of fruit and glue them down to extend AAB patterns. I also require the children label the patterns with AAB. Here we are working on this: