Wow, I can tell it is getting close to summer! Everyone is getting all excited and restless. However, we still have state test around the corner and I was looking for a way to focus and review. I have always been a big believer of using both side of the brain, so it was no surprise when my grade level saw me painting last Friday.
We started the week off by reading a biography about Georges Seurat. Next, we sequenced the events of his life followed by writing a summary of the article. Finally, on Friday we painted a piece of A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Everyone, including myself, found the week fulfilling. By ending the week with painting, the class took ownership in the lessons that preceded. Now we all now a little more about pointillism.