Thursday, July 2, 2015

Obsessed with Paint Chips

I can't help it.  There is something about those multi-hues that is so appealing.  I used them when I taught a scrapbook class on colors.  AND I love the commercials from Sherman-Williams using animated paint chips.   Here are a few ideas for using them in your classroom.  I have blogged about the first two ideas in previous posts.
I'm sure my feelings for Paint Chips can be classified as an obsession. I am posting about 6 ways to use paint chips my classroom. Can you think of more ways...please tell me.
I love this idea.  It's a play on "Said is dead!"  If you want your students to stop using "generic" adjectives like cold, hot, small, and big, give them other ideas.  True text gradients, show words on a scale...icy is colder than cold, but arctic is colder than icy.  However, using smaller or shortened paint chips, even kindergarten can use it to describe "small" as tiny, little, or itty-bitty.  Vocabulary gradients can be alternative adjectives.  Students can also be given a mentor text to hunt for words on the gradient.  In the book "Shiver Me Letters:  A Pirate ABC," students can work in pairs in a word hunt to find words for said and write them on the paint chips.  They can find roared, cried, yelled, questioned, and moaned.) Later, when they are writing you can encourage them to make their writing "colorful."
I'm sure my feelings for Paint Chips can be classified as an obsession. I am posting about 6 ways to use paint chips my classroom. Can you think of more ways...please tell me.
Providing the students with word family words on a ring, this can become a fluency activity for independent reading.  You can even have students read these word family rings in partners.  One can read, while the other times the reader.  As the reader finishes, the other writes the time.  They should not race against each other, but instead race against themselves.
I'm sure my feelings for Paint Chips can be classified as an obsession. I am posting about 6 ways to use paint chips my classroom. Can you think of more ways...please tell me.
I would suggest laminating these cards and allowing students to use a dry erase marker.  Make sure they know they can't erase until someone checks their work.  You can even tell them to write it with dry erase first, then copy the strips to a piece of paper.  This could also be adapted for a math activity.
I'm sure my feelings for Paint Chips can be classified as an obsession. I am posting about 6 ways to use paint chips my classroom. Can you think of more ways...please tell me.
This is a newfangled (it's a word) paint chip is great for anything that needs to be constructed or deconstructed.  Again, laminate and use dry erase.  They set above is for compound words, but it could be used for prefixes, suffixes, contractions, and...who knows what else.
I'm sure my feelings for Paint Chips can be classified as an obsession. I am posting about 6 ways to use paint chips my classroom. Can you think of more ways...please tell me.
This activity combines three of my favorite things:  The Magic Tree House, SWBSA, and paint chips. Providing students with a bookmark for their summary is the perfect way to create a reading response activity.  If you'd like a full description of the summary strategy Somebody, Wanted, But, So, And, CLICK HERE..  These can also be laminated for extended use.
I'm sure my feelings for Paint Chips can be classified as an obsession. I am posting about 6 ways to use paint chips my classroom. Can you think of more ways...please tell me.
Finally, this is just a fun one.  I loved making these ornaments at our Winter Party.  

Be Fair

Don't clean out any paint supply section.  Get what you need here and there...and laminate when you can.  For those of you who don't have access to paint chips, I made a sample pack of things to do.  If you'd like the paint chips, CLICK HERE.

SO this is my mini-obsession.  Do you use these differently?

1 comment:

  1. Love these ideas. Guess I know how I'll be spending my weekend. Sherwin Williams, here I come.. lol
    You could also use the three part paint chips for part-part-whole work in math.

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