My students started their "pet fish" rock paintings. To start, I picked up about 100 rocks from a friend and we washed them off. I primed them with a layer of white acrylic so the colors would pop. Week one, we read the story "Only One You" and discussed what it means to be original. I then had them trace their rock shape on scrap paper and plan the design for the following class.
Week two we talked about patterns and practiced tapping out a few and filling in the blank to predict patterns. Using permanent markers, they added faces and patterns to their fish. Here are a handful of our finished pet fish ready to go home.