Name of Project: Color Mixing and Activity
Classroom, School: Room 120, 1st and 2nd Grade, Clara Barton Open School
1st and 2nd Grade
Subject and Curricular Link:
Color Mixing explanation for their "Building a City" project
Overview of Project
I will be teaching the students how to mix primary colors to create secondary colors, they will do an activity that lets them practice what they were taught and then they will use the experience to paint the base for their project they have been working on.
How does mixing primary colors create secondary colors, and also how can adding more of 1
primary color change that secondary color.
Very basics of colors, I will be teaching what primary colors make the secondary colors.
Examples of student or artist work
Meet with Lynda to go over the lesson plan (and change if needed), acquire materials (whether borrowed or bought), practice lesson at home, teach the lesson to the students.
I will view their understanding by looking at the pictures they have made and whether or not the colors indicated are correct.
26 (or more) card stock printed coloring pages
26 paint brushes
Tempura paint (red, blue, yellow) and bigger jugs of tempura paint for the next piece (green, yellow, blue, brown black white)
26 (or 13) water cups
26 paper plates (or egg cartons) for mixing paint
News Paper, to cover the tables
"Primary colors" and "Secondary colors"
1. Organize the room, putting plates, water cups, and paper towels at the tables as well as placing news paper on the tables.
2. Put paint into egg cartons or on plates
3. Gather the class to discuss how secondary colors are made, including how to change the color by adding more of a primary color. Also displaying the color wheel that I created.
4. Demonstrate how to create the colors
5. At this time, if I have a helper, the helper will begin putting the required materials (paint brushes, paint, coloring pages, etc..) on the tables while I have the students gathered around me.
6. The students will be sent back to their tables and they will begin if they don't have any questions.
7. I my self, and whoever is with me will walk around the room and help the students as needed.
8. Once done, I and the teacher will collect the pages to put them somewhere to dry. (making sure their names are on them.)
9. I will once again gather the students to have a "wind down" on what they have learned.
10. Clean up.
What problems are anticipated with this lesson?
I have the issue of teaching this lesson in 50 minutes and dealing with 1st and 2nd Graders.
How does this project fit into overall curriculum planning for this subject areas?
It fits perfectly with their class project, they need to learn how to mix colors to apply the paint onto their base.
How will your students work be shared with the community?
Once the class project is finished, it will be displayed at a determined place.
How will you receive feedback on your teaching methodology and quality of student work?
By A) looking at how well the students work is, as well as feedback from Jane.
Learning how to mix colors to get ready for painting their "city".
How to mix the color green, and change the chroma and hue of it.