I love to teach my third graders about art. They are so intrigued by all the paintings around my room. I also do Van Gogh before open house so they can make self portraits. They come out so fun. I add a real picture of them on the painting in the corner.
I always read them a book on Van Gogh that we have in our library. This year I also had my students write what they have learned about Van Gogh to display next to the portraits.