Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What Colors Would You Like In Your Rainbow?

Looking for a new "center" to keep the students engaged while the school year draws to a close?  Two of my early childhood special education (ECSE) teachers concocted this stand-up color exploration table for the kiddos.  When you stand up to draw and look at items your perspective is different; plus, everyone around you is standing up, too, and it's okay to walk around and check out what your friends are doing.

Notice the variety of materials left out on the table--a magnifying glass, preschool-size plastic nuts and bolts, plastic color filters, bears of different colors and color-themed sturdy books.  You can set out a wide assortment of writing instruments such as markers, scented markers, crayons of different widths, pudgy crayons, and maybe even WIKKI STIX!  Did you know that Staples sells Wikki Stix lookalikes now?  My teacher friends just bought some this week at a great price--look for them under a different name, though. 

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