I asked them to review any coloring they started last week to try to emphasize the difference in value from their very darkest to very lightest hue. This was hard for some kids and they expressed that it was hard to tell how hard to press with the pencil. I think we sometimes forget that these seemingly simple skills take time to master!! Some students used erasers to get even lighter tints nearest each quadrilateral. I was so pleased to see how conscientious most were in trying to achieve the desired result!!
Students had choices for their background. Most went with the watercolor wash they made last week, but a few branched out and used other recycled illustration board that I had around.
I loved it when one boy decided to put this pattern on one of his quadrilaterals. Of course, I jumped on that and shared his idea. That generated some more variety (as you can see in the top photo). I especially liked his checkerboard look!!