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First graders listen as the word "cat" is sounded out spreading out all the sounds contained. They discover the meaning of blending using the word "cat" and then changing the consonants to make new words. They then figure out new words on their own and read the book A Cat Nap using the decoding skills they just discovered.
Emergent readers use a letter cube to identify, blend, and make words. They roll each of the three letter cubes, mark down the letters they rolled, then blend the letter sounds together to make a word. They record each word on a collection sheet and determine if the words they write are real or nonsense. Letter cubes are included, just print and use.
Let's make colors! Your class will participate in a creative art project that introduces them to the concept of color blending and allows them to discover color combinations through exploration, trail, and error. First, the teacher will demonstrate how two shades of tissue paper can be overlapped to form a third color. Then each pupil will draw a picture. To color in this picture, pupils will have to paste on layers of tissue paper, adding and removing until they find the right color.
Students explore the concept of primary and secondary colors. In this art and vocabulary lesson, students make a "rainbow squeeze" out of red, blue, and yellow gelatin. Colors blend to make various shades as the students squeeze a partially solidified bag of the mixture. Students paint basic shapes and observe the result of mixing two primary colors.