We are jumping right into our fundraiser projects, beginning with 5th grade! This is one of those projects that I've been doing for almost 13 years, since I first began teaching. It's fantastic for teaching line, shape, and of course color! It's also great for overlapping and teaching the kids about space because it's easy to "fill" in the background. On the first day we draw the parrot together, beginning with the basic shapes. Next comes permanent marker, and then we paint the background with a tempera wash. Seems backwards, I realize, but I've found that when they paint the background last, sometimes the watery blue will pull color from the more heavily painted areas and then we have a mess! :(
Next week - COLOR! Well, painted color that is! Enjoy your week!