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The Mona Lisa Lives On Among Us

The Mona Lisa Lives On Among Us

There is a reproduction of Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa in our art studio, generously donated by one of our families.

I always enjoy my students’ reactions to art. It is amazing to see how they find wonder and a validation of their own knowledge in things that adults sometimes pass by without noticing.

Recently, I showed my upper elementary (4th-6th grade) and lower elementary (1st-3rd grade) students a video about Leonardo Da Vinci, the genius painter, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician, and writer from the Renaissance. Take a look at the video if you want to learn more (video for younger students is below):

This is a video for younger students on the same topic:

In a section of the video where it mentions two of Leonardo’s most famous artworks, The Last Supper, and the Mona Lisa, my students immediately turned to the wall where we have a reproduction of La Gioconda (Italian title of this painting) that was donated by one of our families, and said with joy: “We have that painting here!”.

Their reaction brought a smile to my face. How great that our students Observe and Reflect on the world around them.

Dyango Chavez Cutiño
Nov 07, 2019
Tags: Student
Categories: Blog Teaching

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