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Primary & Secondary Colours

“Whenever you feel lonely and need a little loving from home, just press your hand to your cheek and think, 'Mommy loves you.'"

After reading the book 'The Kissing Hand', Kindergarten students discussed and explored their feelings about starting school. Some students were excited and others were nervous like Chester. This artwork incorporates a study of primary and secondary colours with the theme of Term 1's English unit - The First Days of School.

A little bit about 'The Kissing Hand':

This is the story of a little raccoon who confronts the first day of school and needs reassurance. Mother Raccoon finds an unforgettable way of communicating the message that everyone most needs to hear. This book is perfect for children entering school through endearing illustrations and a simple story. School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon doesn't want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called 'The Kissing Hand' to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary.

Teacher Resource for Mondrian/Chester the Racoon artwork