First graders are finishing up their color wheel turtles this week and they are so cute!!!
I’m really excited about this project. Mossy is a beautiful book by Jan Brett and I can’t wait to see how the kids use their imaginations to put together a collage on their turtle’s back.
The first day, we will read the book and have a little discussion on collage. We will paint the black circles and then add the yellow spots with a brush. Time permitting, we will sponge paint the carapace with yellow and green to give it that mossy look.
The next class we will be using some painted paper to create the beautiful garden of flowers, mushrooms, and plants that grow on Mossy’s back. I’ll update as we go! 🙂
One of the first grade teachers wanted to use her students’ Mossy turtles as a writing activity. Their stories were so cute!