I'm Doing the Happy Dance!
A new children's book that finds connections with the science, art and social/emotional curriculum.
Every first grade class that I've ever taught learns about Monet this time of year. Maybe it's because it's staying light later, or the bright colors of the spring blooms after a rain shower, but something inspired me to teach impressionism. Usually we make a giant mural as a group and each student creates their own lily pad. I will post some pics if I can ever find them another day. We talk about reflection and how light effects color (especially on water). This year though, the kids are studying life cycles. The life cycle of the butterfly, the chicken and the frog to be specific. I thought it would be the perfect time to add a character in our Monet landscapes.
You can imagine my surprise when the other art teacher at our school brought this book to my attention and let me borrow it. You know this will be on my impulse purchase list.
Here are our First Graders very own Philippe portraits in Monet's Garden.