I am a student teacher and I'm just beginning a pattern unit with my k-1 class. The 1's are pretty strong in their patterning skills, whereas the k's haven't done anything. What sorts of pattern activities might you do with a combined class like this? I am being observed Monday for this lesson. So far I was planning to give each table group a few Halloween pattern strips I've made up to choose from (ABAB patterns only) and have them reconstruct them the patterns onto their own strips. I would give them the option of copying a pattern already represented, or making their own pattern. I have simple Halloween pictures for them to cut out to make their patterns and glue them onto strips of construction paper. Is this too much work for beginning patterning? Thanks for your help & advice!