This year I am TRYING a different project: Picture It 2013. 24 different classrooms across America each have a section of one piece of art. This year's artist is Piet Mondrian. You might recognize some of his paintings from his blue, red, yellow, black and white geometrical squares.
Once we were put into a specific group, Jen sent all of us an email with the art work in a PDF, what section your class was to color, an informational card to fill out about your class and the addresses of all the other teachers in your group. From there my students and I researched (thanks to the websites Jen gives you to get you started) Piet Mondrian and then colored our section! It was very interesting to see how each student colored the same section and who made designs and who colored a solid color. In Mondrian fashion, they were only allowed to use red, yellow, blue, black and white crayons.
We started to receive the other sections in the mail and we wanted to post their informational cards that came with them on our map. Below you will see what it looked like today but as I was leaving we got six more sections in the mail! The kids absolutely love getting mail and finding out about other schools around the country! We didn't have enough room in our classroom so we moved out into the hallway, lol.
This is without a doubt a project I would recommend to anyone else, no matter the grade level. If you've never checked out her website, you should definitely head on over to Projects by Jen! Don't forget to link up with Holly for Tried It Tuesday as well!