graders learned about the artist Vincent Van Gogh by reading the story Camille and the Sunflowers. We looked at
several paintings by Van Gogh, and we really studied his Sunflower painting!
their project they learned about symmetry. They learned how to fold a piece of
paper in half and cut on the fold to get a perfectly symmetrical shape. That is
how they made their vase for the sunflowers. Students needed to create a
pattern on their vase as well as the table the vase sits on. They traced brown
circles for the sunflower centers and glued them to the background paper. We
did a painting workshop one day and painted our own paper using yellow and
orange and paint scratching tools. This paper is what they used for the petals
of the sunflowers. Lastly they added green stems to their beautiful sunflowers!