r is for rainbow kite

actually, i thought of these as wind-catchers, but the preschoolers exclaimed things like, “oh yeah!  a kite!”…so they became kites.

the first step was cutting a hole out of the center.  any kind of hole.  i learned quickly (and should have known!) to poke the scissor through first (thankfully we avoided hurt children).

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then was the tricky work of choosing streamers and gluing them on in rainbow order.  oh, tricky.

rainbow streamer kites

rainbow streamer kites

we had beautiful weather these days…great for kite flying.

r is for rainbow

oh joy was mine.

rainbow paint

we worked left to right following a sample chart of rainbow order to paint stripes.

rainbow stripes

rainbow times by you.

this was a hard concept to grasp at first.

rainbow times by you.

in order for the paint to dry by the end of the morning, we made prints with another piece of paper.

rainbow print making

rainbow print making

rainbow print making

rainbow print making

this was pretty exciting!

then we added a black R….because R is for Rainbow…

o is for orange

oh, my kids were hopeful when i brought home a box of orange koolaid singles.  but no, it was for preschool.  to which eliza beamed at the older two.

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we didn’t drink it, though!

i had it out on our project table but didn’t draw specific attention to it.  when we went to circle time, we discussed colors a bit and then colored a paper plate with different shades of orange.

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we listened to raffi sing “apples and bananas” two times and had to color the WHOLE time he was singing.  (this song was perfect for O week as we remembered the letters that are vowels.)

then i asked if anyone had noticed anything else orange in the classroom that we might use.  it was fun to see the light bulbs go off as some called out and some ran over to get the kool aid.

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we tasted it, smelled it, wrote with our finger in it when it was poured on a plate.
then we glued it on a circle-O shape of glue.

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