Saturday, September 21, 2013

Second Grade Sunflowers!

After teaching high school art for nine years, I have been transferred to Elementary!  An elementary teacher retired and because of our governor's draconian cuts to education, retirees do not get replaced. We were forced to cut programs from the high school so that one of us could cover the elementary classes.  So five days out of the cycle I teach 5th and 6th graders.  One day I teach first through fourth. This is my hardest, craziest day!  I teach eight classes!  In the morning I teach two third grades, two fourth grades.  I have a 30 minute lunch which I use to get ready for two first grade and then two second grade classes!

The kids are adorable and beautiful!  They poke me and give me drawings!  They fall off their chairs!  The previous art teacher and the other elementary art teacher were good enough to leave me their lesson plans.  I used them the first day and then I came up with my own morphs thanks in part to the wonderful people who share lessons on Pinterest!   These sunflowers are the the stunning result of one of these morphs.  The lesson scheduled was a pointillism leaf.  I didn't have a leaf so I found a pointillism sunflower center on Pinterest.  The Pinterest Poster used paint for the entire project.  I used one class for the kiddies to trace circles and apply pointillist dots!  I used the second session for the kiddies to draw the petals and vase.  The third for color using their choice of crayon, colored pencil or marker!  The results were awesome!


  1. What an exciting time for you, Neetzy! I was wondering what all the children's art stuff on FB was about. So happy to see this blog, and I look forward to keeping up with it.

    Kat xx

  2. Thanks Kat! I've been trying to get back into the blogging mode. There are a lot of Art Teachers who share, so this might be the way to do it! I still have negativespace but I will reserve that for my art!

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