May has been a month of all things summer related. As first grade finished their jellyfish, second grade began drawing seashells from observation. We spent one class period doing step by step drawings of scallops, channelled turbans and moon snails. Then I placed a collection of shells on each table and they could draw a new shell on their brown kraft paper. For the second week, I gave a pastel demonstration and they ran with it.
The little sign in the bottom right corner is something new I started adding to bulletin boards. It's the QR code to the artsonia gallery for this project.