Transparent, Translucent, Opaque
Do you know the difference between these three terms?
This vocabulary was introduced to the children today while they worked with different types of paper at our light table. While working with paper types such as cellophane, tissue, vellum, and foil on our classroom light table, the differences between each type was highlighted by the way light from the table was able to pass through each material. The difference in appearance, color, and brightness was immediately evident and encouraged further exploration.
After taking some time to explore the paper pieces on the light table, children then began creating collage "rainbows" in transparent containers using clear glue and a variety of cut colored paper pieces.
This provocation was inspired by our interest in the rainbows that we sometimes "catch" out in our hallway by the Brown Room cubbies. We have observed that the rainbow is best seen on days when there is lots of sunshine and light shining in from outside.
Further examining of the transparency and opacity of our finished rainbows.
Continuing our work involving "Houses"
We started our morning meeting with a book about different types of houses. Not all houses necessarily look like our own homes. Many different things (animals, food, objects) have their own version of a "house"!
A House Is a House for Me
By Mary Ann Hoberman
Later in the process, Frances decided to collaborate with Cape and assist in creating his vision
for the "Big Barn".