This is a just a super simple art center provocation. I set out black paper, masking tape, and pastels, along with a jar of water.
The girls here experimented with and discussed the difference between the effects of drawing with a wet pastel vs. a dry pastel. They decided they wanted to focus on writing names of their classmates and families, and consulted each other on how to do so.
There was so much wonderful language and collaboration going on. And this is why we have very little time for flashcards and worksheets!