Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Little Light

The last week of school is what I call a "dry"week. We don't paint. There are some
many other things to do when the class doesn't paint! I had saved the over head
projector for the last week of school. The lights were off and only after the children
had asked me all about the thing on the floor did we turn it on. 
Just as the light filled the wall with a warm glow so did the children's faces. 
At first they played with the transparant pieces on the projector itself. Then they
realized that if they stood in the path of the light that they would get color spots on
their clothes and bodies. They were fascinated by the fact that their really wasn't
anything on them but the light. 
Every age group loved playing with the light. 
The little boy in the red shorts saw his little finger making a wiggling shadow on the 
wall which lead him up to the wall watching his shadow move as his
body did. So much discovery in such a simple thing. I really encourage  you all
to have this in your room for the children to explore.

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