Oct 18, 2013

First Grade Rainbow Fish

1st  Grade read "Rainbow Fish" by Marcus Pfister as inspiration.(http://www.amazon.com/The-Rainbow-Fish-Marcus-Pfister/dp/1558580093/ref=wp_bs_1_B00CKC8PM6_hardcover)

Our fish have rainbow bodies.  The colors are in the order of the rainbow - Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet.

We talked about emphasis - giving something importance by making it the biggest, by putting it in front or using contrast.  

Our fish are the biggest object on the paper, contrast against the blue and are placed in front of the bubbles.

 Students used shapes to make their fish.  We also painted circles on the blue paper for a background.

After drawing our fish, we cut them out and put them on the background.

Some of our fish have extras - fish friends, starfish, seaweed, even a shark and octopus!

A colorful school of fish from the 1st Grade!