Mrs. McLane’s third graders have been hard at work studying the medium of chalk pastels, and focusing on the artwork of the American Impressionist, Mary Cassatt. They watched a short video about her life and work, and practiced blending chalks to create life-like skin tones. Since Mary Cassatt is best-known for her pastel portraits of mothers and children, many third-graders brought in baby pictures to re-create in pastel. Other students made self portraits using free-standing mirrors. Look for their efforts to be coming home this week!