This week I allowed my kindergarteners to play with “fall color” paints. I laid out red, yellow and brown paint and allowed the kids to “experiment” with the colors. The hope was that they would discover that red and yellow mixed together would create orange…guess what? They TOTALLY discovered it! It was amazing to watch.
We’re starting off the school year with developing fine motor skills: I’ve been having kindergarten and 1st grade work on tearing fall colored paper into small pieces and glueing them into a circle shape.
Choice time is still going great and getting even better now that we have established routines. 5th, 6th and 7th grades are continuing to develop their own art. It’s looking fabulous!
Finally, I am in the process of developing a unit titled “Me, Myself, and I”. I am going to have 8th graders use their sketchbooks as a tool to learn more about themselves as they grow into teenagers. They will consistently use photos of themselves and alter them depending on the current project.
I’m loving the results and I’m finding it to be very therapeutic for them!