Classroom Feature: Explorers Classroom

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Here's this week's glimpse into what's happening in and out of our classrooms in the day school! These feature lessons, activities, centers, and saunters from a different classroom each week.

Today's feature: Explorers’ Color-Mixing Center

In our color-mixing center, students experiment over and over. Students gain confidence and an understanding of primary and secondary colors. Over time, a child can make the exact color she wants using combinations of red, yellow, blue and white paint, and predict the results of mixing different colors. Little by little, we will add secondary colors to bring in more hues. Students shade their colors with white paint to make them lighter or brighter. After they mix, they get to paint a picture with the new color!

Learning Objectives:

  • I can name the three primary and three secondary colors

  • I can predict the outcome of mixing any two primary colors

  • I can predict what will happen if I add white to a color

  • I can use many different words to describe the colors I create