This morning I found myself surrounded by a circle of 8 and 9 year old girls admiring my earrings.
"I love that color!"
"Where did you get those earrings?"
"They look like little turquoise lights... And they match the colors in your outfit!"
"I love them, too," I replied. "I bought them at a store called April something-or-other. This morning, I was thinking about how April showers bring May flowers. I thought they looked like aqua drops of water."
"Aqua agua!" said Addie.
We talked about the many names for greenish-blue--or is it bluish green? Then, as a spelling activity, we played Ghost with color words. Aqua, turquoise, blue, green. Glorious words for a rainy April day!