We finger painted again today. I’m sure you are able to tell by looking at your child’s finger nails or clothing. I even saw a steak of orange paint in someone’s hair! Finger painting enwbles students to learn about mixing colours, making lines and feeling the paint. We did some finger painting earlier in the year but today we still heard surprise when the children mixed the yelow and red together. “I’m making orange.” “Wow, look at the bright orange I made today.” It is important to revisit task so students can develop a stronger understanding of the skills. We read the book Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf as an inspiration. Next we will be cutting out leaf shapes and posting the, on our class bulletin board. We are also working on cutting skills. You can help at home by having some supervised cutting times. Talk about scissor grip, the way to hold the paper and talk about the lines you make as you cut. Change the paper types, use thin paper, thick paper, tag board and cardboard and talk about the similarities and differences in cutting style.
Here are a few of our tiny hands.