4th Grade has been working for weeks to create bamboo paintings and clay name seals. Finally, their hard work has paid off. The bamboo paintings were completed, and with a final stamp of the name seal, the case was closed.
For the couple of days before winter break, we did a small project about poetry and how it tied into the art of China. I had each student write a poem about winter in the same style that Chinese artists would have used. Their options were 4 lines with 5 syllables each or 4 lines with 7 syllables each. With the poems done, they then painted a picture to match the poem.