Most of the time I am good at estimating the time to complete an activity/lesson. Not this time. I carefully prepared because I am not a spatial person so must have folded the card several myself wrong! I practiced , made a sequence visual and watched the you tube video ahead of time. :-)
So the day came , I thought I'd walk the class through the hardest part - the folding. Next, I modeled where to place the triangle trees so the flaps opened and explained why it was important where we glued down the trees. If did it correctly the card flaps would open. As I expected, the folding was challenging but we did it! Placing of trees took the help I expected. The cards were looking good! Kids were loving how it worked.
Then the came the unexpected time. I asked them to draw on the flaps color book style - black lines but no coloring adding to the winter scene. We had skiers, snowmen, a ski lift and very specifc ski lodge, warm houses... ahh melted my heart.
Their adorable detail drawings, the holdiay wishes inside.. took the time. Th ebest part actually.