On Friday morning, with mum having left on Thursday, I decided we needed a fun school morning. I began reading "Famous Artists, Monet, An Introduction To The Artists Life And Work" to the children. Monet is one of my favourite artists.
We learned that as a boy, he was bored at school, but popular because of his talent for drawing witty caricatures of his teachers and friends. Drawing was his great love. The children sat outside and did their own caricatures. We also used some great note booking pages from Nadine's blog, Practical Pages:http://practicalpages.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/famous-artists-lapbook-loads-of-minibooks/
I enjoy Nadine's blog and often download her free pages. The children wrote a brief summary of Monet's early life and added a picture of him and a small gallery of his work to their note booking pages.