3rd grade students have been studying flowers during science in their classroom. Mrs. Bruett’s class is using Integrated Arts time to work on creating 3D models of daffodils. For the first class, students painted a paper plate to form the petals, a strip of paper that would become the corona, and a strip of paper that would become the stem and leaves. We discussed how daffodils come in a variety of colors, and some have matching corona and petals, and some do not. For the next class, we cut and glued the corona into a ring shape. We used “fancy” scissors to cut the top of the corona into a ruffle. We cut tabs onto the bottom to create a flat surface for gluing. We then worked on dividing the plate into six segments to form the petals, and glued the corona into the center. Most students stopped here, but a few had time to create the pistil, stigma, and stamen. Next week we will cut out stems and leaves and finish assembling the flowers.