Together we worked to make the list clear and manageable, and then the fun began. I cut white paper into different sized squares and rectangles...some little, some big...and told the students to get out their watercolors and to "just make a mark". Without reading the text, these paintings might not make sense to you, but trust me when I say to you that some of the lessons shared during this text form the foundation for my "Fourth Grade Studio". The idea that we need to take pride in our work...to believe in ourselves...to never say "I can't!"...come up all year long.
As we read the midway point in the year, I think it's time to go revisit our display which still hangs proudly in our classroom to remind ourselves of those concepts we discussed so long ago. If you haven't seen the book--check it out. Until then, check out some of OUR "dots"!
Have a great Sunday!