First Grade Butterflies

First grade learned about butterflies in science and general studies. They watched caterpillars turn into butterflies!

In art, they  were introduced to symmetry on the butterfly’s wings to create paintings of butterflies.

They used clay to sculpt a butterfly and  carried the concept of symmetry to the butterfly’s wings. They also learned vocabulary: slip (clay and water mixture), score, symmetry, kiln (oven for clay,) and fire (bake).

Second Grade: Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak was an author and illustrator. His family members were the inspiration for some of his characters. Second graders learned about Maurice Sendak, studied his illustrations and searched for visual texture in his drawings. They created their own Wild Things using visual texture.