Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sunflowery Days and Starry Starry Nights

This really wasn't supposed to be a teaching blog, but since a huge portion of my life revolves around my profession I'm gonna blog it from time to time.  Since the beginning of January my grade 1-2's have been studying Vincent Van Gogh in art.  I was pleasantly surprised to find out they are totally into it and have taken a huge interest in Mr. Van Gogh.  At least twice a week I hear about a Van Gogh sighting...at Costco...on the news...on a calendar at a relative's house. I love all the Van Gogh inspired art we've been doing and how fabulously they turned out so I just had to share.  I am so proud of my little 6-8 year olds! We started with Van Gogh's sunflowers and have just completed Starry Night.  I have two more projects to do, Van Gogh's room and Van Gogh inspired self portraits. 

My little Van Gogh's:

Sunflower Cooperative Art
Our Flower Vases

Our Starry Nights

My classroom is looking extra spiffy these days and I don't want to take this art down ever!  I suppose I'll let it go home and spruce up a few refrigerators!


Andrea said...

LOVE the Starry Nights!! Do you have a lesson plan for that?

janniep said...

I got it from a website called Mrs. Brown's art room...it comes complete with a power point. It's under the grade 5 art section but my 1-2's didn't have too much trouble with it. I have saved it as well so I can email it to you if you'd like::