This week in Kindergarten we are reading Jack and the Beanstalk. One of the reasons I decided to theme my art show and nine weeks(and maybe next nine weeks) on Nursery Rhymes & Classic Stories/Fables is because the kids just don't know them. Only three students were familiar with Jack and the Beanstalk today. That just blows my mind?!?
So I had the students draw a loop-da-loop line from one side of their paper to the other. They then had to make a second line right beside it so that there was something to paint inside of. Then students added leaves to help fill in the empty spaces on their picture. I gave each student Blue & Yellow tempera paint. During my demo, I made sure to show them how to mix a lighter green & a darker green. My kindergartners seemed to want to "scrub" the paper with a dry brush instead of redipping it into their paint. I had to stop the class and reteach this part of painting to them. I basically show them how the brush should flow across the paper, and how that looks compared to scrubbing the paper with a dry brush.