Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Mouse Paint

"Once there were three white mice on a white piece of paper. The cat couldn't find them..."

Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Wash is a lighthearted introduction to color
concepts for young children. Three white mice find three jars of paint -- red,
blue, and yellow. They jump in and out, dance in the puddles, and discover some
amazing things -- things like green and orange and purple. Yet they never
forget about the cat.

After hearing this story from Mr. Malloy, kindergarteners learned how to draw mice using basic shapes. They are then painting each mouse a primary color and using secondary colors in the background. Everyone has started this and will finish their painting during their next art class.