Every year, Mr. Lashmit’s chemistry classes and Ms. Sharkey’s art classes participate in an interdisciplinary lesson about tie dye. Mr. Lashmit teaches about how the dye process works chemically and why the dyes are permanently bonded to a shirt, pants, socks or whatever the student wanted to bring in. Ms. Sharkey teaches about how to fold to make different patterns, such as a radial sunburst pattern, and what colors to use so that they blend well together. By teaching the “why” with the “how”, the students really get a full understanding of how dyes on clothes work and how understanding color and the color wheel can yield the best possible results. As always, it was a blast!