This fall the 3rd graders were introduced to value scales. Together we talked about what a “tint” is (a light value) and what a “shade” is (dark value) and painted our own value scales by mixing white or black with our paint.
Then the students drew ice cream scoops on the back of their value scales and cut them out before arranging them together to create an ice cream cone!!
The students were very pleased with the results, here a few that I caught with my ipod camera before the mini masterpieces went home:
I promise we did more than orange, green and blue ice cream cones too, but it looks like I only caught the red projects from each class!