First grade students were introduced to chalk pastels for the first time a week ago and boy did they do a great job! First, we practiced our drawing skills and each student made their own unique rocket ship. Second, they used chalk to make not circular planets, but spherical ones. They accomplished this using light, medium, and dark shades of a single color layered on top of one another. Stay tuned for more first grade chalk in the next few weeks. They did such a wonderful job with these and enjoyed the new material greatly, so our next project will explore the messy and brightly colored medium further.