#94 - Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds

Summary: Marisol loves to paint. So when the class prepares to paint a mural for the library, she is right there shouting, "I'll paint the sky!" But she is frustrated when she can't find blue paint. "How am I going to make the sky without blue paint?" The problem gnaws at her until she watches a sunset. That night she dreams she is flying "through a sky swirling with colors," and the next day, she mixes paints into "an all-together new [sky] color." 

Suggested Activity:  Sky Journal

Marisol notices how the sky changes color as the sun sets, and how the sky isn’t blue at all during the night or on a rainy day. Following her example, have your students track the colors of the sky at various intervals. They can draw pictures or take photographs. The key here is to encourage mindfulness about the myriad of color possibilities that are beyond basic blue sky.
Curriculum Area:  Fine Motor Skills (controls small muscles in hands, coordinates eye-hand movement, uses tools for writing and drawing)

Appropriate Age Group: 4 and up