With Dia de los Muertos just around the corner, students have been learning about the famous artist Diego Rivera.
We have been using a biography about him to study characters. Sam Thornham (Dora Moore's famous story teller) came to our class to share a print he has of Diego's work. While telling a story to our class one day, he noticed the book I planned on using. We decided it was a great opportunity to connect a character in a book to something the students could see from Sam.
(Sam reading the description on the back of the print.)
(Sam and his "ghost" balloon. Ask your student about how the "ghost" was really just science!)
(Same showing the students the print.)
The students learned that Diego loved to paint what he saw, whether it was good or bad. He became a famous artist because he practiced and never gave up, even when people didn't agree with his beliefs.
THANK YOU SAM FOR SHARING!!!!!!!!