For beginning of the year guidance lesson, would probably use something besides a flower. Each student paints a flower. Cut each flower into quarters. Rearrange them and glue them to a board with matte medium.
colored pencil/ shading/ teaching value lesson--Medium blue construction paper background. darker blue for the shadow side and white for the lit side. Students choose colors for accessories and add snowflakes in the sky.
Objective Here are some neat ways to have students assess their own learning. This teacher also recommended using tap lights for each student as a way to check their understanding of a lesson really quick before moving on.