We are now in week 29 of our arts and humanities program. While the students learned about the life and work of Cesar Chavez in their classrooms, we talked about the possibilities of using natural elements in art like grains, beans, wood, and seeds in art. I showed some examples of mandalas and we revisited the design element of symmetry and radiant design patterns. The students drew their design on board stock and began gluing the various natural elements on the board. They have shown growth in their control of materials, attention to detail and craftsmanship this year.