Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March Art, Science, and Spraypaint


Hello! Marissa from The Inspired Owl's Corner and Lisa from PAWSitively Teaching are opening their monthly pick 3 Linky party for all of us to share some great ideas for you to use in your classroom in March! Thanks, Ladies!!

Here are some ideas I have for you.

My students really enjoyed creating the oil pastel and watercolor reindeer from ARTventurous in December, so when I saw that the author created a cute version of a bunny rabbit using the same medium, I saved her lesson immediately to my Pinterest board. I seriously love that even though the students all follow the same directions, each creation turns out with an entirely different personality! In most of her posted creations, the students painted with one color of watercolor in the back. I kind of liked the one that showed two colors kind of mixed. This made me think about trying this project on our watercolor paper. I found a bunch of it on sale sometime back, so I am going to try it out. I bet it really makes the background turn out cool!

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In our class, we do have science lessons on matter. We don't get to talk a lot about viscosity of liquids in kindergarten, but with a big focus on rainbows in March, this would be a really great science project to do. One aspect I really enjoy about teaching kindergarten is that most of them don't come in with any idea of what could happen when you mix liquids such as honey, light corn syrup, dish soap, olive oil, rubbing alcohol, or water. Watching their eyes bug out and hearing them yell, "Boooooyaaaaah!" when something really cool happens is just pure fun. I saw this experiment done on a few websites and one of the authors mentioned that it was REALLY IMPORTANT to add the ingredients down the side of the jar S-L-O-W-L-Y and that more was not better when adding drops of color. The more color added, the more difficult it becomes to differentiate the colors in the rainbow experiment.

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Finally, this is a project that Debbie Clement found at a conference created by a teacher named Cindy Tuisku. I was drawn to how beautiful each picture was and then amazed that they were created by a kindergarten class! Debbie does suggest that you read the directions carefully three times. If you scroll to the bottom of her post and read Cindy Tuisku's response to Debbie's post, she tells more about how she managed her class while creating this project using real spray paint.

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If you like these ideas, check out what some others have found for you by clicking on the linky below. If you'd like to join the linky it will be open for the next month.

I love to collect pins for things that can be done in my classroom. If you are interested in seeing those, click on For My Classroom.

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Enjoy!



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