This week our parent volunteer did a spring art lesson which incorporated the colour wheel.
The mice are too cute!
First she read Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh.
The book is about white mice who get into the paint, and discover colour mixing.
Our art lesson began with the students cutting 6 pre-drawn petals from white paper.
They then spread the petals out in front of them.
First they had to paint one petal each using the primary colours: red, yellow, blue.
Then it was time to mix colours to create the secondary colours: orange, green, purple.
As their petals dried, they headed to another table to work on the background paper.
Using plastic forks and green paint, students made grass along the bottom of their page.
Then a stem was glued on.
And finally, the dried petals were added on, in the colour wheel order.
They turned out great, and will add cheerful spring colour to the room!
I will post pictures of the bulletin board when it is up :)