Last week, children learned about mixing tints and shades by adding white and black to their paint palette. We began by reading Mix It Up by Herve Tullet, a really sweet gift that Ms.Morris picked up for me at the National Book Fair this fall!
This was such a fun book to read because it’s hands on and everyone was able to participate in changing the colors throughout the book. Friends thought it was magical and continuously checked their fingers to see if the paint really left the page and was on their hands.
Cameron: The book is magical because it made different colors. Some colors disappeared.
Frances: 1,2,3,4,5…. * gasp * it made my hand. Wait, it’s not on my hand. It’s magical! It’s mysterious because it didn’t get on my hand but I could still change the colors.
Mateo: There’s a lot of colors on that page.
Trebor: 1,2,3,4,5… all the colors went on my hand. But there’s no paint on them.
Naomi: This book as magical. I like when we got to put our hands on it.
Felipe: The book was beautiful.
Anders: The book is magical when you smushed the book together and it made grey.
Next, friends began mixing their own colors and have started to really draw connections to the colors they make and objects that they know.
Brandon: A little bit of blue and a little bit of red, let me see what happens. Looks like pink like the ice cream.
Elizabeth: How you make the light blue? Wait, actually you tricked me, it’s blue grey.
Ethan: Yeah, pancake pancake.
Luca: Look, I made light grey! More white makes it light.
Siah: This one’s my favorite. It’s peach pink.
Elliott: Look what we both made. Red and black. Eva’s is lighter because of the red, and mine is darker because of more black. Mine is darker than Eva. Eva, look how dark mine is.
Kai: I think I’m gonna make pink. I made pink! How do I make pink darker?
Phoenix: That looks like ketchup and mustard.
Autumn: My hand is hurting because I keep painting.
Drew: Yellow and red, wait, wait, wait that’s not right. Yellow and blue makes green.
Dylan: Red, for Mater. I use red.
Isabella: Snowy blue. Just like Elsa made with her powers.
Katherine: I used red, white and yellow to make pink, light pink.
Ali: A magical colors mean it has green.
Kimi: Wow, I mixed it… I did it! I didn’t feel scaredy.
Waju: White will make it light, black will make it black.
Elijah: That color looks like honeycomb.
Gionni: My palette is filthy.
Amal: If we put all the colors and put it here it makes grey. I hoped it was rainbow. Not fair, it’s grey.
Avery: Magical colors coming up!
Jax: *gasp* it turned play dough red!
Konone: Silver! All the colors made silver.
Nazeer: This looks like a toothbrush. And the paint is the toothpaste.
Amen: You can do light pink with I don’t remember, oh yeah, white and red like this.