We’ve been working on a collaborative rainbow mural for a few weeks. It has been draped across my work tables since the second week of school. It has been a background project, which means that regular assignments come first, but once finished, students were invited to cut colorful images from magazines and to sort them by color. While they are working or when I have a moment, I’ve been gluing them in place. The most recent regular assignment has focused on color, specifically the categories of warm, cool, and neutral colors. The rainbow has been a good resource for the kids, especially as they notice the lack of neutral colors within the spectrum. This collage idea is from Kathy Barbro’s Art Projects for Kids blog. I follow her blog and her pins on Pinterest.
The quote of the week came at the at the last possible moment today. I really thought I wouldn’t includea quote of the week, because nothing stood out in my memory. But during the second-to-last block of the day, an ABA assistant and I declared the mural “complete”. I hung it up on the bookcase behind my table so everyone could see it. As the kids stood around admiring it, one of the students said, “Wow. I didn’t know there was so much color in the world.” The rest of the class nodded in agreement until one insightful child added, “Except for purple. We had a hard time finding purple.” I don’t know about you, but I’m going to do my part and wear some purple this weekend…enjoy!