Georgetown Kindergarten artists have been exploring the art element of COLOR.
They created power armbands while learning rainbow color order – that color guy ROYGBIV really knows his stuff!
Their primary color cars have been a huge hit; who knew you could do so much with just red, yellow and blue.
Next came the secondary colors, and a fun opportunity to mix primary colors to create green, orange, and purple. We did it the non-messy way – by wiggling our fingers on top of paint covered with plastic wrap. Squishing the colors around the paper plate was a sensory bonus – kind of like squeezing a painted stress-ball!
We even learned about TINTS by mixing in some white with our new colors.
Kindergarteners loved that even our trash looked pretty on color mixing day!
First grade artists have been learning about color. They helped me read the fun book, “Mix It Up!”.
After reviewing ROYGBIV and rainbow color order, first graders did a little color mixing themselves.
And then I had the best conversation ever with one of my firsties. It went like this:
Firstie: Mrs. Brouwer, do you have any unicorns on your farm?
Me: Why, no. I am not even sure where I can get a unicorn. Do you know where I can find one?
Firstie: (Giving me one of those “I can’t believe you don’t know this” looks) Mrs. Brouwer! Unicorns are at the end of the rainbow, don’t you know that?! When you get your unicorn, I want to come to your farm and see it!
You can bet the next time I see a rainbow I’m going in search of that unicorn for my farm!
First grade artists have been playing around with color! They recently learned about primary and secondary colors and did a little “non-messy” color mixing by rubbing over paint that had been covered with plastic wrap. They were excited to see the colors change from red, yellow, and blue to purple, green and orange as they squished the paint under the plastic wrap.
We read a perfect book to tie in to our color mixing – “Monsters Love Colors” by Mike Austin – all about monsters (and first graders!) who love to scribble, scribble, mix, dance and wiggle!
After mixing our colors on paper plates, we peeled back the plastic wrap to reveal our beautiful colors. Even our wastebasket looked colorful.
First graders finished their color class by designing their own “color wheel turtle” to take home.
And while we’re talking color…take a minute to explore this fun link about color from NPR….their introduction says it is a weird little lesson in color, and it is indeed!