We color a lot in September. They are learning to join in and follow the routine. They are learning to work independently. They are building stamina and fine motor control for writing. Plus, kids know how to color. It can be soothing and comforting to have an assignment that they completely know how to do.
I am not making judgements here... but LOOK at the personalities of my students, as displayed in their coloring today!!
|THE REALIST. I'm not going to need the other 62 crayons.|
|THE STUDENT. Following directions, and, "Can I get extra credit for the tail?"|
|!THE PERFECTIONIST. This is going to take a while, but I will get it right|
|THE ARTIST. I have my own way of doing things.|
|THE FREE SPIRIT. Turn over the paper, I can make my own owl.|