Each year we have our Grade 4 students look at the art work of Impressionist artist, Claude Monet (1840-1926). Amongst the favourite work is always his “Waterlilies”series. This year the students have shown extra interest as fellow Art Teacher Glenys Vella has been touring Europe and she visited Monet’s Garden at Giverny outside Paris. Glenys has kindly offered to share her great photos for us all to enjoy.
Fabulous Art Supplier Zart of Box Hill here in Melbourne holds regular Professional Learning sessions for educators. They hold three such Workshops in our Art Room each year. The latest one was based on the shortlisted books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. Presenter, Amy Green of Romsey gave us many ideas and inspired us to produce some excellent pieces suitable for Primary (Elementary) classes. A book, “Across the Story Bridge”, giving detailed instructions and photographs is available from Zart.
For the past two Terms our younger students have been looking at Pandas, drawing and modelling them, and they were fascinated by the Teacher Tube video with accompanying Sesame St music. Now we have lots of our own photos and videos, courtesy of my two older children, Kate and John, who have just returned from a visit to China.The panda they are holding is 10 months old.
Weeks have passed since our last entry. The wintery weather should have been a great time to add a post or too but we didn’t. I sometimes hear people with blogs apologising that they haven’t posted for a while and I worry that blogging will become obligatory and not so much fun. My sister, Cheryl Payne, has been home from teaching in sunny Fiji so I wanted to show her the wonderful Bushfire memorial mural at Kyneton.
The photos speak for themselves. We are back at school tomorrow for Term 3. Check out what we’ll be learning on our Current Class Topics page.