Thursday, January 23, 2014

First grade snowflakes

First graders learned about Wilson Bentley. He is credited with taking the first photographs of individual snowflakes in the mid 1800's. His photogrPhs led to the belief that no two flakes are alike. First graders also learned about complementary colors on the colorwheel. They are across from each other, just 12 is across from 6 on the clock. They are opposites and make each other appears brighter. We glued down three primary colored squares in a checkerboard pattern and then created a snowflake by folding and cutting paper. The snowflakes are the complementary color of the primary colors. Red and green, blue and orange, yellow and purple.