kindergarten students learned about rainbows in this
lesson. We talked about where rainbows are located and
how they are formed. The students were asked if they
had seen rainbows and if so, where. Many of the students
had seen rainbows in person before.
discussed the colors in a rainbow and their alignment. We also discussed colors
and practiced our glueing. Each student created a rainbow using cut paper.
The kindergarteners created lion
masks. We talked about the movie "The Lion King"
and the main character, Simba. Simba, in Swahili, means
We talked about how
male lions have large manes and female lions have no manes. We also talked about
how a mask is used for celebrations, parties, holidays and acting. The students
gave examples of how masks can change your appearance.
study apples during the fall. We talked about the different
seasons and what stages apple trees are in during each season.
In the Spring, the trees get pink blossoms. In the Summer,
the apples grow. In the Fall, we pick the apples before
the leaves fall off the trees. In the Winter, the trees
are empty except for branches and snow.
design of Stained Glass Windows was made very popular by
Frank Lloyd Wright, who created exceptional designs for
the houses he designed. They were a trademark of his hundreds
of buildings. He created special windows for one house.
This house was his estate in Wisconsin. He built a special
playroom for his children where he put brightly colored
windows that used circles, squares and rectangles to create
the design. We created our designs and then used a unique
way of coloring them. We placed tissue paper over our designs
and painted on them using vinegar and water. This transferred
the pigment over to the paper, creating colored areas.