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In-School Arts Residency: Mixing Colors – Mezclando Colores

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Mixing Colors = Mezclando Colores

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The Hurley School first graders are working hard on their Eric Carle-inspired collage project! Before students make their own painted papers to use in their collages, we spend a class just exploring colors and how to mix them. First graders are just beginning to understand the rules of color mixing (Blue with yellow makes what? Green!), which gives this lesson such a feeling of discovery.

Students approach their color mixing with the intense focus of scientists. As they mix their colors, they test their ideas and share their discoveries. "What will happen if I add more blue to this purple?" "How can I make the color of my skin?" Students practice identifying cause and effect, a skill they also practice in reading comprehension and science.

Stay tuned to see the final collages!

 En estos momentos, los estudiantes de primer grado en la escuela Hurley están desarrollando su proyecto de collage inspirado por el artista Eric Carle. Antes de hacer su propio papel pintado para usar en la elaboración de su collage, los niños exploraron los colores y como se pueden mezclar. Niños de esta edad están apenas entendiendo las reglas de los colores (amarillo mezclado con azul forma....verde!) y por eso, esta actividad es llena de un sentido de descubrimiento.

Los niños se enfocan en su trabajo como científicos, haciendo pruebas y compartiendo los resultados de sus investigaciones. "¿Que pasa si le echo mas azul al morado?" "¿Como puedo hacer el color de mi piel?" Los estudiantes identifican "la causa y el efecto" de sus acciones, una habilidad que les ayuda en su aprendizaje de la lectura y también las ciencias. 

¡Sigue leyendo el blog para ver las obras finales!

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