The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark

This week we read The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark, by Deborah Diesen. This is a “fin”tastic book about using encouraging words, working together to overcome fears and all the great things that can be accomplished when friends band together to help friends!

In preparation for our field trip to the aquarium, our class is fully submerged in ocean life! We are exploring ocean animals, light zones, tide pools and more! Incorporating a fun literature-based activity into our math and science small group was a great way to allow art (something we all love) to bring in concepts like shape, size, line, direction, spacing, and color in addition to ocean life!

We began by making observations of Mr. Fish. Then we went to work drawing him!

Then we used watercolors to paint!

How beautifully creative is our God, who has given us each a unique perspective to interpret the same image so differently!