Is more than one still life going to be "still lives" or "still lifes"--hmm.
Anyway, we are reading the chapter book The One and Only Ivan (yes, Laurie at chickadeejubilee -still reading it! :) I've posted before about how my kids this year just aren't really into read-alouds-they would much rather watch it a story being read to them on the screen-but I am not giving up on that!
In the story, the gorilla is very interested in art and is a bit of an artist himself. At one point they bring in a still life and he is mesmerized by it. Now my school is in an area of low economic development, we have many LEP students-so I take any opportunity I can to show them what vocabulary means. We painted still lifes (lives?). I brought in a bowl of fruit and they painted it with watercolors. We also wrote about it (you know, so I can justify the activity with an objective and all).
I love that some of them came out very abstract!