I'm planning a lesson that tries to convey that color can describe moods.
I'm using the book, "My Many Colored Days," written by Dr. Seuss and
illustrated by two others (don't know the names now). The illustrations
have these abstract expressionistic, monochromatic backgrounds with a simple
figure or animal incorporated or on top of the colors. I plan to read them
the book (discuss), then we will paint a background using a color that
represents the color of day they are currently having. Then, we will make a
simple figure cut or ripped from paper, that represents them. I haven't
tried it yet, we'll see. It may be a bit advanced, but they'll like the
story, and they love to paint, especially when they are not forced to
>Anyone got any good "Kindie" (Kindergarten) ideas to keep them engaged?
>most important words: CHEAP & SIMPLE.
>P.S. Four day week-end coming up. Yipeeeeeeee!!!
>39 days (or so) until the end of winter.