Anyways, I was excited to take a break from our books and did a lesson on the color wheel for my kiddo's. Although, I'm not sure their excitement quite matched mine.
With this lesson came a big (HUGE) new step in my teaching Ella. After I explained the concept of the color wheel she actually asked me, "How do you know this?"
As in, I am not going to just take your word for it...I need to see this for myself. The first time in our schooling process where she hasn't just taken what I've said as truth.
I was so excited for that question as one of my mail goals in teaching my children is for them not to just take my word, but to know for themselves...and to give them the tools to learn to decipher and investigate. To not just turn off their brains and believe me, but to really really know things for themselves.
The above picture was Ella's final "proof". She was quick to point out that the orange was more peach than true orange (she is my daughter after all!), but finally conceded that in theory, the color wheel theory was true.
But I have a feeling the real lesson of the day went far beyond the color wheel.
Sidenote: I didn't think it was worth taking a picture of the boys "work" as somehow all their color mixing just ended up as brown, ha!