The students were told at the beginning of the year that the first class to win twelve crayons (which also means they've visited the treasure chest THREE times at this point) in their behavior chart would be awarded with an art-y party. This group of artists continually goes above and beyond in their unique creations, and their manners and ability to follow instructions is almost as amazing as their artwork.
Ms. Holloway brought in sugar cookies and frosting of only three specific colors,
red, yellow, and blue....
and the students know these very well as the PRIMARY colors.
We read the book "Mouse Paint", and discussed how the primary colors are used to create every other color in the color spectrum. And our new vocabulary word for today was SECONDARY colors, as we noticed that when we mix two of the three primaries, the result is the three SECONDARY colors .... Orange, Green, and Purple!
After a little bit of learning, we broke off into our studios to find out for ourselves how true this theory was, (drum roll) and it IS! So, not only were we learning about the color wheel and eating cookies, we had to become 'artist scientists' to prove our spectrum hypothesis to be true. The stupendous second graders discovered that indeed, when you mix red frosting with yellow frosting, you get orange frosting! YUMMMM :)
We had to decide which secondary color frosting tasted the best, so we ate (probably too many) delicious cookies during our artist scientist experiment in order to find out. I think purple won :)
I figured since his class earned an art-y party that the teacher should get an invite too ...
And of course, I had to dress up for the occasion, what's a party without a pink party skirt??!?!