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First Grade Gets The Blues…

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And the happies! : ) The last couple of weeks, I have been discussing Picasso and his “periods” with the first graders. We compared and contrasted with paintings from each period and had some interesting discussions about how people used to dress and, it never failed, any time I said, “Picasso fell in love,” kids would fall out of their chairs, totally disgusted. Highly entertaining.

After we recovered from the discussions of feeling sad and then happy, we created our own Blue Period portraits and Rose Period portraits. These are some of the results!

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Picasso Hearts

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I came across this lesson on Deep Space Sparkle who gives credit to Painted Paper’s post about Picasso’s Rose Period Hearts. The lesson is pretty simple but the kids loved the freedom of painting any kind of line, shape, or pattern on their hearts. We took the time to fold our paper and cut our own hearts and they did beautifully. No broken hearts in this first grade class! 🙂 I shared with them the examples on DSS’s page and Painted Paper’s too. I’ll be posting pictures of their finished pieces next week! In the mean time, here is my example. Happy ❤ making!

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