Wednesday, July 15, 2015

It's Almost August! Time to Get ORGANIZED:

Celebrate a different color every Friday: 

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Organize your calendar to celebrate one color each week. Here are some great calendar cards for your calendar pocket chart.
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Use these calendar cards to mark your special "Color Celebration Days" on your class calendar.
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Copy them on white card stock, laminate them, and they will last for years.

Celebrate a color each week:

We celebrate a different color every Friday for 11 weeks. This is what we do:

Red Week: Wear red, taste strawberries, make a Clifford paper bag puppet.

Blue Week: Wear blue, taste blueberries, Listen to the story Blue On Blue, by Dianne White.

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Yellow Week: Wear yellow, make lemonade with real lemons, make yellow crowns to wear home.
Each child got to squeeze 1/2 of a lemon, + water & a bit of sugar.

Green Week: Wear green, taste green grapes, make green paint with blue & yellow in a zipper bag, 
                      (Read Little Blue, Little Yellow.)
Squirt a bit of yellow & blue in the 2 bottom corners & seal. Let the kids do the mixing.

Orange Week: Wear orange, make orange juice from real oranges, paint 5 orange pumpkins on a  
Each child got to squeeze one orange and drink their own juice.
We sliced a pool noodle, dipped it in orange paint, & stamped 5 pumpkins on a fence.
When they dried, we added faces made from black construction paper scraps.

Purple week: Wear purple, make purple slime, make the mini book "The Tale of the Purple Mouse".
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Brown Week: Wear brown, make bear biscuits, bring your bear to school for a Teddy Bear Picnic.

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Black Week: Wear black (we always look so elegant on that day), taste raisins, draw with charcoal 

White Week: Wear white, taste jicama, make white ghosts.

Pink Week: Wear something pink (even if it has just a dot of pink in it), taste pink watermelon, write our names with hot pink markers on all of our work on that day!

Here is a Freebie to culminate our unit:
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So, What do you do when teaching about colors?
Let us know in the comments.

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