As their teacher was going to be out today and a sub in the classroom, I thought it might be fun to make thank you cards for their teacher or other teachers in the building - it would be something fun to walk in and see on a Monday morning. So after a bit of research and only a few materials needed (cardstock, markers, hole punch, and rubber bands), I decided to create thaumatrope thank you cards with the students. Bonus points to those who can pronounce it correctly, as I had to look it up and still wasn't sure I was saying it correctly!
- Thaumatrope is difficult to pronounce. I periodically would ask the students to share what we were creating. We had about as much fun trying to pronounce it correctly as we did creating them.
- It is an optical illusion that tricks the eye/brain from seeing two images as one.
- Thaumatrope is a fun word to listen to 4th graders try and pronounce.
- A thaumatrope usually has an image on one side and text on the back so that it appears (when spinning) that the text can be read within the image.
- Did I mention it is fun to try and pronounce?