Third Grade Scarecrows were a great fall project.  The students had been studying sunflowers, so we did a project and included a sunflower.  Also, I was able to talk just a wee, little bit about Van Gogh’s sunflowers.  Hey, I sneak the artists in wherever I can.

I talked a little about Vincent Van Gogh’s sunflowers.
Then, I got kids to draw a scarecrow and include sunflowers in the drawing.
The kids painted with tempera.
The kids outlined with sharpie.
Scarecrows are used to discourage birds such as crows or sparrows from feeding on seed or growing crops.

Crows?  Did I mention Crows?
What about The Black Crowes?
The Black Crows were a band (1989-2015).  The band began in 1989, in Marietta, Georgia.  Where did the name of the band come from?  The first name of the band, “Mr. Crowe’s Garden,” was named after Leonard Leslie Brooke’s children’s book, Johnny Crow’s Garden, written in 1903.
Leonard Leslie Brooke was a children’s book illustrator of pen and ink line drawings and watercolors.  

As usual, just finding a way to connect art and music.  

Here is The Black Crowe’s singing “Remedy”.
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