Following in yesterday’s effort to capture the beauty of our class fish through wire, today we tried our hand at painting him with watercolors. The children started with drawing him in pencil and then added dimension with the paint.
Jack: Those are like his. I want to do the tank, and I’m going to paint the water blue. He does have some red on his top. The fish part needs water.
Elle: I picked green for the rocks because I like green for the rocks. That’s because I’m adding moss to the rocks. He’s going to be different colors. I’m going to do a rainbow in the water.
CC: Look, he’s all furry! I did his eyes and colored it in, it’s brown. Then I’m doing his nose and his mouth and stripes on the tail.
Marley: I’m going to add some food, but first I’m going to make the fish tank. This is the top.
CC: I’m going to draw the food too. Some is falling down and some is on the top. He’s going to be a rainbow fish. I did red and orange. Now I’m going to draw blue for the background.
Marley: Purple here so it sort of covers him face.
When we weren’t painting with water we were enjoying it in the outdoor classroom! With the warm weather and freshly fixed water pump, an animal bath was inevitable. Lochie, George and Jack loved plunging the animals in and out of the water while the other children watered the flowers and added water to the sandbox.