How can we grow as artists
To start out the year we are all working on the same project and talking about the same message. We started by reading the book “The Most Magnificent Thing” by Ashley Spires, and I had them think of two things while I was reading the book, how does the little girl in the book become better at what she is doing, and how can they grow and become better artists this year. Once the book was over we talked about it, and grade k and 1 we just had a discussion, and grades 2-4 wrote on a post-it how the can grow as artists this year and stuck it on a board in the classroom. We they talked about how we are going to keep with the “theme” of growing, because over the year they are going to grow as people, artists, a class, school and community. To go along with that theme they drew a leaf and decorated it, we talked about how in nature every leaf if different just like every one of them is different. They all took their time to make their leaf unique, and then it got added to the tree.