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October 21, 2020 | Felicity Greene
On Monday, the Sky Class children met a long anticipated part of the studio… paint! There was a lot to know about the paint area, and the children watched and listened carefully to learn about the procedures for getting a paint brush, getting just enough paint, and cleaning up.
When getting paint…
dip the tip…
“This paint feels like jello!”
wipe the drip! Next, it’s time to paint.
Some children chose to practice painting different shapes.
“I’m making a big circle, this is my favorite part!”
Others created something from their imagination.
“I’m making a megalodon in the waves. I listened to a podcast about them, they made it all the way to sharks!”
“He’s pumping the ball because it got a hole in it!”
After the children were all finished with the paint, it was time to clean up. They practiced cleaning off the paint brushes…
swish, swish, swish, slide. Finally, it’s time to dry the brush so that it can be put away…
Now that the paint brushes are clean, it’s time to dump out the dirty water to get the spot ready for another friend!
“Look, the water looks like an H inside the bucket!”
The children were delighted in the newness of it all, and the teachers have been delighted in their work! Stay tuned to see what new beautiful work is created in the paint area!