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Re: End of Year Projects

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The Whites (bolide)
Thu, 20 May 1999 06:45:15 -0500

Hi, I do a similar lesson with colors. I use a plastic, bear shaped
container that honey comes in. I tell a story about a bear who can't make up
his mind about what color he wants to be. R, Y or B or some secondary
mixture. In the end he decides he liked the way he was and I help him be
himself. (with the help of a couple drops of bleach.) The little ones can't
believe their eyes. Maybe your principal will also be astounded (as I am
that he would want to do observations at the end of school.) Linda in
Norman, OK
-----Original Message-----
From: Linda Kelty <lckelty>
To: BluesTruth <BluesTruth>
Cc: <>
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 1999 9:43 PM
Subject: Re: End of Year Projects

>Go into the class as the "Color Wizard". Dress up with the hat and the
>wand. Take in 6 clear/transparent glasses, 3 eye dropper and primary food
>Show some odd color papers and ask the kids how they would duplicate the
>color if they only had red, yellow and blue to make it. Take their
>directions and drop the color into the water. It hangs there long enough
>with out mixing that you can mumble the incantation "Red, Yellow, Blue,
>can you do? Mix them together for a color that's true." End with a
>of your arms, mix the color and have the kids see if they matched it. I
>created several versions of this lesson and the kids were enraptured every
>time. It's showy, totally involves them and it's a lot of fun. I usually
>used it to introduce a color unit or study, but you could do it then have
>them examine prints of artists works with subtle colors and if laminated,
>have the kids divide up into teams and use vis-a-vis markers to write on
>lamin what colors they think were used to create the colors. Hope this
>helps. Linda K. in Iowa
>-----Original Message-----
>From: BluesTruth <BluesTruth>
>To: <>
>Date: Tuesday, May 18, 1999 8:08 PM
>Subject: End of Year Projects
>>Would you believe my Principal wants to observe all of the teachers in our
>>school NOW (this week to be exact) when the art fair, testing and the
>>is over--and we only have a few weeks left!!?! I wish she observed me
>>earlier in the year when I had taught the GOOD stuff! Anyway--just wanted
>>know if any of you are in the same boat as I am and have a good idea for a
>>project--a quickie (30 minutes) 1-3 grade--not too elaborate but
>>Thanks, everyone!!
>>Bluestruth (Jill)