I am very fortunate to be in a position to observe great teaching, by wonderfully creative and caring educators! Mrs. K. is one of those individuals.
Luckily, a new shipment of tesserae has just arrived. Her letter will be outlined in muted orange and cream iridio. The plan is to fill-in the K with various shades of blue opus romano. As you can see, a few pieces of blue have already been placed. That is a money-saving strategy. When a glue outline is poured, it is very important to be generous. The adhesive is away from the edge to prevent glue seeping over. However, it also means that glue will be pushed back into the interior of the base. In an effort not to be wasteful, the blue tesserae is placed on top of the excess glue.