I started thinking about what to do... value scales for sure. sorting by color game? perfect cartoon squares? bulletin board borders?
As students finished an assignment they choose 5 paint samples and started drawing their city information on them. I didn't even tell them what we were going to do until the next week.
The next week we started class talking about value. In every class but one, a student blurted out "were those papers we drew on last week a value scale?" Yes! Yes, they were. The students were also given the challenge of creating a changing value background. That means their sky area needed to go from light to dark or dark to light.
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