4th graders have been working hard on their North Carolina lighthouses in art. We discussed lighthouses and looked at many examples, focusing on the ones in North Carolina since they will also be studying North Carolina history in their classroom. I let students choose the design they wanted for the stripes after looking at many examples. They had to make their stripes black and white, but I let them choose whatever color they wanted for the top of the lighthouse. Lastly, we painted the sky with a watercolor wash.