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“Who are we? What do we look like? How are we the same? How are we different?”
These are just some of the questions the preschoolers pondered, as they embarked on the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. At the preschool level, a typical response might be “I’m 4 1/2. I’m big!”, etc. And my gosh, they are! Looking back six months ago, the growth they have made to today is amazing! But let’s go bigger! Let’s look at those special details of you, as well as those special details of the people around you.
Details of our faces; Eyes. Ears. Nose. Mouth. Teeth. Hair. Eyebrows. Eye lashes. Cheeks. These are some of the things the preschoolers noticed.
As an extension project, the preschoolers worked to create their very own self portrait. Using felt tip pens, they first drew all of their details. They then used watercolor and crayon to add color and creativity. And to give credit to the creator, each child signed their work.
It never fails; every time I have done this project with my students, I walk away amazed, inspired, and in awe. Although each self portrait might not look exactly like the child whom created it, there is simply something beautiful about their work. They see a person; a beautiful person.
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” -Dr. Seuss
Take a look…
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