Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Colors of Us

Today we read the book "The Colors of Us." We compared the color of our skin. We talked about how none of us are the color white or the color black, but we are all some shade of brown. We figured out the color of paint that we most closely represented. Then each child painted a picture of their head. Tomorrow we will add features using multicultural colored construction paper.

In language arts we learned the color YELLOW song. It is sung to the tune of 'If You're Happy and You Know it"." It goes:
Y-E-L-L-O-W spells yellow.
Y-E-L-L-O-W spells yellow.
Like the early morning sun, when the day has just begun.
Y-E-L-L-O-W spells yellow.
Daffodils and baby ducks are yellow.
Lemonade and scrambled eggs are yellow.
I like the smiley face that's yellow.
He is such a happy fellow.
Y-E-L-L-O-W spells yellow.

We introduced the listening center during literacy centers. After listening to "A Pocket Full of Kisses," the children wrote down and illustrated what happened at the beginning of the story. In math today we built staircases. Wow, we did so much today! Just wait until tomorrow!

1 comment:

Kathie Sever said...

tonight we re-read the colors of us and ramona talked about the painting you guys did. i love the concept of mixing paint as metaphor for "the colors of us", and how you take the same paints, but use different amounts of different kinds and wind up with a myriad of differnt shades. great!