Grade 2 and the Kandinsky Project


In grade 2, we looked at Kandinsky’s art, a Russian pioneer of abstract modern art from the early twentieth century.  Within his paintings he utilized many shapes.  To integrate art into math, we used his abstract paintings to identify different 2-D shapes we knew.  Then working in groups, grade 2 used Kandinsky for inspiration to create our own abstract geometric art.This allows students to make connections between subjects and find creative confidence and voice in their expression.

When students are engaged hands-on and are creating their own learning, they are deepening their level of understanding about a specific topic.  In this case, students thought differently both about classification and characteristics of 2-D shapes, as well as community-building and collaboration.

Ms. Emily Johnston
Grade 2 Teacher