This was a good one class period project. I got the idea from a drawing given to me by a student last year. The student had filled her whole piece of paper with overlapping rectangles in different colors and I loved how it looked. Since 1st grade had been covering shapes, it seemed like a good time to do the project. We reviewed the 5 basic geometric shapes and I asked the students to choose just one to use in their artwork. The students were encouraged to use lots of colors and also needed to have overlapping shapes. I tried to get them to use the yellow marker first if they were going to include yellow, to try to keep the markers the original color. A couple of students tried to use a rhombus but had a hard time drawing the shape. Circles were the most popular shape chosen but the students could also use an ellipse, rectangle, square, or triangle.