Thursday, October 6, 2011

Piet Primary Colors

Simple, quick but got the lesson learned... i really wanted to drill in learning the primary colors with my K-1 students this year so we did a quick Piet Modrian Project to learn about the 3 primary colors.  We started by reading the book Color, by Ruth Heller, which explains the printing process and how the 3 primary colors overlap to mix and make every color printed.  This along with my attention cue of saying "Red, Yellow, Blue and the students responding "Eyes on you" helped them learn that those 3 colors were important.  The two facts i made sure they all knew was that those 3 colors combine to make many other colors, and that they are the only 3 colors that cant be made by mixing others.  The project was dont with cut black strips that they glued down making geometric boxes like Modrian and then they colored in boxes with only the 3 primary colors like he used to paint with.  Okay results in the project but they do all now know the 3 primary colors and why they are special.

Book we read:
Finished K students work:

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