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[teacherartexchange] kindergarten idea-primary color mixing


Date: Thu Sep 14 2006 - 04:03:43 PDT

Did I find this on the list...or is it from my brilliant mind?

Class #1: read "Mouse Paint" which is about primary colors and mixing
secondary colors. Then kids retruned to seat where they cut and glued red,
yellow and blue strips to white paper. I had time to teach how to hold the
scissors, how to use a glue bottle, how to ask for help.

Class #2: They came dressed in paintshirts.: Reminded them about "Mouse
Paint". I delivered a cup and brush to each child with a teaspoon of red
(actually used magenta) tempera. We were attempting to paint like the mice
(painting the one part of the paper red, orange, etc., and leaving some "white
because of the cat" from the story) Then I added drop of yellow to each cup
and we "stir,stir,stir"-ed to mix. Collected those cups and brushes, now
giving them a new cup with yellow. And so we went through the rainbow.
Yes, lots of cups and brushes get used. But no need to teach how to wash a
brush between colors, so lall the focus is on the mixing of paint. And time to
set paintings on the floor. And time to wash hands. All in 30 minutes!!!!

Jeannie in PA

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