During this unit, we talked about primary colors (red, blue and yellow) and secondary colors (green, orange and purple.) We read Little Blue and Little Yellow and then your children acted out the book by mixing yellow playdough and blue playdough to create green playdough. Your children then put their keen scientific minds to work mixing primary colored water to make all the secondary colors. We studied Heni Matisse and discussed his use of color in his works of art. Finally we wrapped up our color unit with a study of rainbows and observed the science of rainbows using prisms.
Using hands-on experiments with water and ice, we learned water can be a solid, a liquid or a gas. Early childhood students also studied components of the water cycle: evaporation, condensation and precipitation. The next time it rains be sure to ask your little scholar about the “fancy” word for rain. They might just shout PRECIPITATION! We also talked about the importance of water, as all living things need clean water. Our fine art component was a study of Walter Anderson's watercolors.