2022 Piwakawaka Art
December 1, 2022
The Blooming Piwakawaka Sunflower Competition maintains momentum.....
Since the beginning of Spring the children in the Piwakawaka class have been embarking on a wonderful Sunflower growing competition. Each child received sunflower seeds to plant and grow at home. Every week the children bring in their sunflower measurements, photos and graphs to share with the class and use for our Thursday Sunflower diary writing program. (see Photos below)
The children cannot stop talking about their sunflowers and they have really enjoyed learning new fun facts about them. Including learning about Heliotropism and how sunflowers have the ability to turn their heads toward the sun! With so much interest in the sunflowers we began exploring them further.
“I find comfort in contemplating the sunflowers.” – Vincent van Gogh.
Vincent Van Gogh's sunflower canvases proved extremely exciting for the children and they wanted to research these in more depth.
The children had the most wonderful time replicating Van Gogh's famous sunflower paintings and adding their own personal flare to their creation.
"Our Sunflower journey has been a wonderful ongoing investigation and a fantastic opportunity to talk about sustainability and how we can grow things from seed over and over just by putting in a little extra time and hard work. I am so proud of my inspirational creative gardeners- Keep up the great work Piwakawakas, I am so proud of you all." Mrs Kingstone