We talked about Sunflowers and I introduced to them Vincent vanGogh and read the book Cammille and the Sunflower. Students colored in the center of 5 to 6 circles I had traced for them with yellow and orange crayons. Next they made triangle leaves around the flowers with green crayons. After they were done with the crayon work, I gave them red and yellow paint and a fork to paint the orange petals of the Sunflower.
The next Art Project we did was from the book The Kissing Hand. Students were able to trace their own hand and cut out a heart.
The first week of school students were reintroduced to Vincent vanGogh and we used chalk pastels to create our own interpretative drawing of the famous Sunflowers in Vase painting.
In Second Grade Art class I read the book Thirteen Moons on the Back of Turtle. Students learned that the center oval on the back of a turtle is split up into 13 sections for the 13 full moons of the year and that the outside oval has 28 sections that corresponds to the 28 days between every full moon. Each moon has its own story. Each student created their own turtle calendar. They will make turtle rattles in February.