Phew! We have been so busy with all this color mixing that I’m not really behind on blogging— sorry about that!
A couple of weeks ago, friends began making connections between colors and feelings. To further explore this, we read My Many Colored Days by Dr.Seuss.
Once it was time to start mixing colors, friends were excited to see that different facial expressions were on their paper and immediately made connections between colors and feelings.
Victor: I made grey. White and black made grey. The sad face is grey.
Autumn: Peach is a silly color.
Luca: When someone makes you mad your face get’s red.
Elijah: When someone’s making a really silly joke, you might laugh really hard and cry at the same time. I don’t know what color to make that face, though.
Naomi: There’s black in the story and it was a mad page. I’ll make the mad face black.
Amen: It’s making it grey. Daniel, you’re right, it’s making grey. Dark grey. You mix up all the colors to make it.
Dafnee: That face feels exhausted.
Eva: I make the happy face pink. It’s my favorite color.
Elliott: I’m using blue for the sad face. Because blue is the color of tears.
Amal: That face feels shy. And that’s a love face. This is a curious face.
Nydelyn: The face with the hearts is purple because purple is my favorite color. I like purple.
Cora: A smiley face with tears? I loved something so much that I cried.
Frances: Heart eyes, he’s in love. Pink or red are good love colors.
Elizabeth: White is confusing because then you can’t see the face underneath.
Kai: I’m putting more mad. It’s getting so mad.
Alden: The laughing and crying is a rainbow face. Because I said so.
Eli: Look at this one. I made the sad face pink because I don’t like pink.
Mileena: The sad face is red. I don’t like red.
Waju: I made my mad face super duper red. Some peoples face look red when they get mad. I made it super duper dark.
Jayde: Pink for heart for red for aaawwww. Love.
Isaac: I’m going to make the crying face blue because tears are blue. When I see water coming from the sky it’s blue.
Konone: He’s smiling and crying at the same time because he’s so happy. My mom smiled and cried at the same time because she was so happy.
Eden: Yellow is for happy, for the happy face. Yellow makes me happy. And it looks like a happy face sun.
Drew: This one looks silly. That’s why he’s a clown with a red nose.
Kwame: He’s making a happy face. Do you see he has a beard. He has a ginormous beard. He’s a little embarrassed that he has a beard.
Siah: Happy is pink like in the book.
Dylan: I’m making mad. Red and blue, it look like a rainbow. Look, Siah, I made a rainbow. Because it’s beautiful.
Julita: The heart in eyes is purple.
Anders: I’m putting yellow and white, haha. I feel surprised about that color.
Sammy: I made a wolf color for mad.
Kimi: It’s like your eyebrows are like up, up, up, angry.
Julian: This face is red because he’s angry.