Happening upon these two works this week wowed me!
These factors were important in my being wowed:
- chose paint as a choice imagining what can be – Children are encouraged to make choices wisely and to imagine what they can create through deep thinking.
- independent – Children set up the paint area independently and mixed colors as needed for their work.
- materials – Children showed a respect for materials as they handled them. Little to no waste happened, the paint area was cleaned up, and they put materials back in the location where they belong.
- conversation – Children engaged in conversation, not parallel painting, but problem solving, compromising, and moving on with the project. This work was most definitely a collaborative effort.
- deep thinking – Children engaged in making decisions about these works.
- reflection – Children shared thought processes and problem solving with their peers at a reflection time, example: we didn’t have gray so we mixed black and white.
- return to work after a lapse in time – Work was carefully put away for a return the next day.