“The Sunflower is mine, in a way.”


Mrs. Juenker and Ms. Maggie’s kindergarten students have been busy these first few weeks of school. In addition to creating a caring, kind and considerate community, students have been exploring sunflowers. In science they have observed actual sunflowers, in math they have measured their height to create a sunflower that is as tall as they are and counted petals up to twelve. In literacy they have been reading many books about sunflowers. Through Visual Thinking Strategies, students have been introduced to the work of artist, Vincent Van Gogh. Students then created their own community paper and used this paper to make their very own sunflower art.

Common Core Standards
Count to tell the number of objects
K.CC.4. Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RL.K.10. Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.

Vermont State Standards
Visual Arts
APK-K:10 Students show skill development when creating art by using line in various media (e.g., paint). Handling of art tools and materials (e.g., texture tools)

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About arts coach

I am the arts integration coach for the Integrated Arts Academy, Vermont's one and only magnet school dedicated to the arts. I work closely with classroom teachers, local artists, art organizations, and other community members to provide a network of opportunities in the arts for our students.

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