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Building Bridges Making Connections

Reported by jill_Defarno@ipsd.org on 9/28/21

Fifth Graders are learning about different styles of art. One of the styles they learned was Impressionism. Impressionism is a style of art made famous by many artists in the mid 1800s to the mid 1900s. Some of the these artists include Monet, Renoir, Degas, Van Gogh, and Cassatt. Ms. Bourque taught students about the gardens Monet built in Giverny, France and the water lilies he planted in the gardens and then painted for over 30 years. Inspired by travels and other cultures, Monet painted a bridge that connected the cultures of Japan and France. Ms. Bourque created a bulletin board styled after Monet's bridge and then fifth grade students added paintings and handmade water lilies to the board.

Bridge and Lilies  ( JPG)

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