[I neglected to say that I pre-wrote students' names on their papers so that when they traced and cut out their fish, their names were still there.]
Next students painted the other fish secondary colors, and when they were all nice and dry, I glued them to a piece of yarn in table groups:
|Three to four fish were on each piece of yarn.|
When students returned to class, I read This Is Not My Hat to them (the stealing really makes kindergartners gasp, which is only adorable). They then used neutral colors of paper and some leftover "fun" paper to make hats:
And used construction paper to make long plants to "hide" their fish and their hats:
Then I hung them all up outside our library:
And the view from inside the library looking out:
I'm going to have them make some more plants to "hide" our fish, but until then the students and I will enjoy the compliments rolling in.