This week we explored the questions “what is darkness?” and “what are shadows?”
We read Can’t You Sleep Little Bear by Martin Waddell. We noticed that different sources of light on each page. We also discussed our own feelings about the dark and the sources of light in our homes and bedrooms.
At the Art Center children observed Vincent Van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night. We used dark and light paints to create our own versions of The Starry Night with swirly and dotted lines, silhouettes, and shadows!
At the Science Center we used new materials to create light reflections with our flashlights! We noticed that shiny materials bounced the light in a new direction. We also continued to observe and create shadows around our classroom.
After the break we will be wrapping up our Light unit by learning about the many ways that light helps us!