I didn’t collect any papers so I don’t have a visual for you, but I have to brag on my 1st and 2nd Graders.
First, a funny observation: When asked, the Kindergarten class defined Value as a character quality, like good-family-values. Well 1st & 2nd said “it’s about money and stuff” and “it’s the sum worth of an item.” No joke// Out of the mouths of babes.
This time I ditched the worksheet and (after a quick demonstration) gave everyone a blank sheet of paper. They were asked to fill the paper from one side to the next going from light to dark with a black crayon. I walked around and asked probing questions, asking them to point out light/medium/dark values. If their paper had a big jump in values we would talk about the difference and try to make an in-between value.
When we finished the black value scales we learned that you can see light/medium/dark values with any color in the crayon box! Amazing, I know! They filled the backs of their papers with value scales of different colors. A couple of the girls chose light pink and bright yellow and we had great discussions about the faint contrast to the white of the paper.
They got it. I mean they really got it. A few of the boys thought they were too cool to participate, but 95% of the class was engaged, I am entirely thrilled!