Friday, June 18, 2010

Monet Waterlilies

Hello all! While most of you are enjoying your summer vacations I continue to teach all summer long. (Needless to say I am very much looking forward to heading to Belmont for the TN Arts Academy for my "vacation.") Any who... This year our summer schedule has been redone and we are doing this quite differently. Each week the students enjoy field trips to all sorts of places such as the zoo, wave country, adventure science center and so forth. Each week is a theme based around the field trip for the week- and the teachers/ aid are teamed up and the students divided into 5 classes that are an hour and 5 minutes long instead of 10- 35 minute class periods. New classes are more life skills/ fun based such as cooking, gardening, swimming, art, ect.

This week the students went to the Waynesboro community pool which apparently is the awesomest pool with all kinds of slides and such, so this week is "water week." In art class we created Monet's Waterlilies and have also done some paper marbling with shaving cream. Check out the results.
 Monet's Waterlilies

Materials: Coffee filters, markers, a bucket of water, crayons, water colors, glue, green construction paper (lily pads) and scissors


  1. beautiful
    what is the coffee filter for? is it the flower?
    Great summer project I like to try.

  2. I wanted to let you know how much I LOVE your blog! I did this Monet project in our playgroup and here were the results:

    Thanks for the idea!

  3. Can this be done with 4 year olds?