Don't be surprised if your child scolds you the next time you throw out a spent marker. Today we bundled markers that were no longer useful for coloring, wrapped a rubber band around them and placed them point side down in jars. We poured water into the jars and watched as the water magically became colored. We made liquid watercolors! We will test out our colors tomorrow in our studio work.
We gathered around clay slabs and found objects that made interesting marks in the clay. We could use the objects to cut the clay, poke it and make lines in it. We also could make the objects stand up in the clay.
In our small groups, we learned the printmaking process of getting your paper ready, inking your brayer, rolling the ink onto your print plate, and then transferring the ink to the paper, carefully to avoid smudges. In our other small group we added color to the tubes we had glued to boards earlier in the week. It was hard work to cover the tubes with paint.
During free exploration time, we enjoyed exploring colored film that changed the look of the room and our friends. Kelley's husband Danny dropped by during lunch and saved some friends from uninvited bugs who decided to picnic with us today.