What did I learn during the process??? A LOT!!
Usually when I have kids paint paper I set up each work table with different colors and tools for printing or painting. For example, one table would have forks and warm colors,
|Some of these seem too wonderful to cut up!!!|
So, what did I learn as I was painting to add to our stash?? I learned that we can reinforce math skills as we print!! Imagine a 3rd grader who is practicing multiples of, let's say "4".
Using pre-cut printing cards (I just used scrap mat board) and pose a few questions before kids start printing. Questions like, "How many fours will it take to print the width (or length) of your paper?" or "How many squares will you print on the width (or length) of your paper?" or, a tougher one, "How many squares will you print on your whole paper?" I found myself counting as I printed.
With these you could ask older students, "What is the ratio of dots to squares on this paper?"
|I have come to think it is always good to have some black and white scraps in the mix.|
Painted papers always make me happy!!!