First graders saw a short animated video about the famous artist, Claude Monet. They learned how Monet and others started painting out of doors, instead of in studios. This was made possible through the invention of paint in tubes. They then drew a bowl piled high with scoops of ice cream. As they drew, they incorporated the many types of lines that we have learned this year. ( vertical, diagonal, horizontal, zig zag, wavy) Next they mixed white paint with a color of tempera paint to create a tint.
This reminded them of Monet's use of light and colors in the sunlight. Finally they added dots of paints for sprinkles. We celebrated Monet by having a treat of small cups of ice cream and sprinkles!