On a trip to the Canal last Friday, we noticed beautiful forsythia growing. Friends were invited to draw the landscape this afternoon. While drawing, they considered the different shades of color in the canal and the forsythia's reflection in the water.
Rose: Why are you using blue? It's kind of greenish (canal water).
Ellee: Yeah, because it's so dirty and there's so much dirt in the bottom.
Rose: I'm putting a little yellow because that's the reflection of the flowers.
Willa: After this I want to make the sky. Suns are yellow.
Rose: They're kind of orange when they're setting. My sun is setting.
Ellee: I'm going to add ducks when I'm done.
It was interesting to note the different perspectives taken in their interpretations. Some drew the image from head on and others drew a peripheral view.
Watercolor painting with tape compositions was on offer as well. Children worked with Jill to create their design in tape, then added liquid water color and peeled the tape away to discover the design made by the negative space.
We were able to spend both the beginning and latter portion of our KW day in the outdoor classroom. The boys dug a large hole (at first to find the Great Devour), but it later turned into a pit for "sky diving jumps". Vivienne mastered "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" on the keyboard percussion instrument as well!
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