In this post you’re viewing a collaborative work using tempera paint on large paper on an easel. Several children created this design. The children designed the actual work and mixed paints suitable to the group’s design. One child even wanted to get a closer look at the paint on the paper. She’s using a magnifying class to examine the paint more closely. In practicing the “Pedagogy of Listening” Carlina Rinaldi, I overheard the child with the magnifying glass describing the paint texture as she looked more closely using the magnifying glass. This child crossed boundaries; something we encourage by challenging children to use materials from different areas in our room.