By now (March), most of the kindergarteners I teach in Fun With Letterforms have their rhythmic drawn patterns down. Their artworks often demonstrate a good sense of spacing and a good eye for overall composition:
The next step? Beginning every class on ruled notebook paper to make patterns (and increasingly both small & capital letters) within the four-line system of ceiling, fence, grass, and basement:
(Thank you to 1st grade teacher Ms. Palmer’s system for the inspiration!)
I hope that this practice will inspire students to use recognizable letter shapes in their pattern drawings on large unlined paper.