Annie and the Old One:
Curriculum Objective 6020-0201:
Identify cultural traits and values
that are inherited and acquired; i.e.,
family, religious, and cultural traditions, physical
Curriculum Objective 5020-1004:
Make and use measurements in problem
and everyday situations
(determine if an item of a given price can be purchased
with a given
combination of coins.
four different colors of pony beads; enough for each
cardboard strips (looms)
large needles, one per student
order slip for Trading Post, attached
1. When Annie's mother finished the
blanket, she was going to take it to
the trading post to buy supplies the family needed. Each
of the students
will already have their loom ready to use. In order for
the students to
complete their projects, they will need to purchase beads
trading post in the classroom (teacher).
2. Explain that the reason they
were only allowed to use four colors to
create their beadwork designs in the preceding lesson was
because each bead in their pattern was worth a certain
3. List the colors and their prices
on the board (one=penny,
4. Using cardboard coins, have
students figure our the total cost of their
- How many beads are in their pattern
that are worth a
Nickel? Dime? Penny?
- Lay out one coin for each
- Add up the coins and write the total
on the order slip.
5. When done the students can take
their orders to the trading post. If
correct, hand out the beads.
6. Explain the procedure for
putting their bead on the loom.
needles with yarn.
- Tie a knot
on the bottom, far left warp string.
- Thread first
column of beads onto the needle.
- Pull down
until the beads are flush and in between the warp
- Send the
needle back through the beads the opposite direction;
make sure the second pass goes under each of the warp
this way until the pattern is complete.
7. Each student will need to add up
their total for the trading post before
their can purchase beads.