February 22, 2012

Watercolor Question Marks

To introduce question marks to the students I read the book Cat’s Colors by Jane Cabrera, which is the story of a cat asking you what his favorite color is. It is also a great book to work with colors.  

I traced a question mark similar to the one in the book and the students used watercolors to paint them.

They turned out so beautiful.

I cut and assembled them using tape on the back to hold the parts together,  

and another piece of tape in front so the sticky part wouldn’t stick anywhere else.

As a whole group we discussed if asking questions is a good thing. We came to the conclusion that we learn more if we ask questions.  We turned that conclusion into a question. After we used our question marks we decided to blue tack them on a board. Why? The answers were varied. Because they look so nice, because they are beautiful and colorful and because we can look at them to remember to ask more questions!

I modeled asking questions holding my question mark and some students wanted to do the same.

I traced the question marks on A3 watercolor paper but you can do on A4 paper, which is the size of the model below.
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Amelia Mello, M.Ed.

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