Monday, March 17, 2014

Owl always love the snow

 What a blast this lesson was. Not only was every student successful, (in the photos posted below... I chose randomly because every student's work was unique and lovely--I mean it!) but it was such great exposure for the students to have practice using watercolor techniques, mixing tempera paints, and hand-tearing and collaging paper into feather patterns. So much good stuff packed into one lesson. AND they connected their learning to the natural environment to better understand how neutral colors help animals survive : CAMOUFLAGE :)

I displayed them with 3rd grade snowflakes, and it was a perfect combination. It really blows me away how quickly my 2nd graders caught on to mixing opposite colors to create a neutral. The brown trees? They did not come from a bottle!