Perfect, suspense and excitement make for a creative atmosphere.
Next class, everyone had their backpacks. I asked students to put their backpacks in the middle of the table. I demonstrated by making a blind contour drawing of one of their backpacks. Everyone made a blind contour drawing (with only a little giggling this time) and finally these beautiful watercolors! I am so proud of my 5th graders. This was a long time coming! They are becoming so confident in their drawing skills.