You may have noticed the black and white art work hanging in the hallway and around our room. We used an art and literacy tool called Thinking With A Line. The children dipped small thin plastic rectangles in ink and used the edge to print lines on their paper. As each child begins the process of printing with a line, they explore spatial relationships, literacy, geometrical thinking and the beginnings of design. One child discovered he could make X’s when he crossed the lines, another made boxes and other children enjoyed printing lines every which way. After their creations dried, each child had the opportunity to share their pictures at Circle Time. As we revisit the process throughout the year, the children will create more complex signs, patterns and structures as they become more familiar with the process.