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Colour in Nature: What colour is the sky?

William - Rainy Nights
Ryleigh - The Sky At Night
The children have become more aware of the colours around them and when are outside have been naming the different colours they see. One colour they have been pointing out is blue as we have been fortunate this fall with sunny days and  blue skies.

This book prompted a big discussion of what colours could Marisol use to paint the sky. Tyreese said she could use grey because it could be cloudy. Chloe thought white would be good for clouds too. Sofia added that she could use orange and red for sunsets. Keira and Ryleigh thought Marisol could paint the sky black because that is the colour of the sky at night. William thought black and grey could would be good for a stormy day.

We looked at the work of a number  artists to see the different perspectives as how to represent the sky in a painting.  The children than drew a nature scene with crayons and used watercolours to paint the sky.

Sofia - The Rainbow Rainy Weather
Tyreese - Rainbow
Keira - Sunny Day



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