"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Sunlight Through Paint Jars

When I teach students how to put markers away I teach them the order of the spectrum. Kindergarteners can do it! We sing a little song, red orange yellow green blue purple  a few times and they line them all up in the boxes.  I say, “Don’t forget the brown and black. SNAP THE CAPS!”  And a box of eight markers is in pretty good shape for the next class.

Anyway, the paints were lined up in order on the counter and when I came upstairs after the buses left, I saw the sunlight coming through the jars of glitter paint we’d used earlier.  I have no idea how we received a box of glitter paint but we did. The colors were  brilliant and I got excited as I rushed to get my camera.   Here’s what I could catch.

14 responses

  1. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the rainbow factory. Love that you teach the children to put their markers away in spectrum order.

    September 10, 2011 at 2:47 am

  2. Beautiful light. :)

    September 10, 2011 at 4:53 am

  3. Matty

    The beauty you see all around you in your daily life is a good lesson for all of us in how we should view the worlds in which we live :)

    September 10, 2011 at 5:14 am

  4. Kristin

    Well put!

    September 10, 2011 at 7:19 am

  5. A serendipitous moment. I love it!

    September 10, 2011 at 8:36 am

  6. erica

    colors for a rainy day?? TODAY!! Thanks. beautiful!

    September 10, 2011 at 9:05 am

  7. Sue Reinfeld

    Good catch – it is beautiful.

    September 10, 2011 at 9:20 am

  8. Cj

    ‘ I can see a rainbow… see a rainbow.. I can see a rainbow too’
    Thank you for that.

    September 10, 2011 at 9:31 am

  9. La

    Absolute beautiful. I hate markers without caps

    September 10, 2011 at 10:02 am

  10. Beautiful!!

    September 10, 2011 at 11:15 am

  11. Sally

    We finally have sun here in Indiana today – probably the first time in 10 days! The cats have already been in the sunroom enjoying the rays! Everybody have a wonderful day! Smile!

    September 10, 2011 at 11:16 am

  12. I still sing that song. OK, no I don’t, but now I may have it in my head. Love the picture as always.

    September 10, 2011 at 11:52 am

  13. MaryAnne Loveless

    Love it! I was just teaching primary and secondary colors to Kindergarten. They catch on so quick! I also noticed the cupcake papers for paint. Gotta try that! I wish you were nearby so we could share ideas more easily. Think of you often!

    September 10, 2011 at 2:21 pm

  14. Love that the colors were lined up in a rainbow! :)

    September 20, 2011 at 3:12 pm

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