We read and chatted about the story We Are All Alike, We Are All Different then Monday students were introduced to self-portrait painting. We looked at some self-portraits by famous artists, particularly Frida Kahlo, whose primary subject was herself. We observed that the portraits were realistic and accurate, and discussed what eye, hair, and skin color we would use when creating our own self-portraits. The students looked at themselves in the mirror, drew heads, hair and facial features, mixed colors, and painted. Other children began working on their own self-portraits through the week, and we have begun a portrait gallery in the literacy area.
We read farm stories and sang some songs, including Old MacDonald, to prepare for our upcoming Harvest Festival. We discussed, read about and practiced a fire drill.
Makenna brought a special red instrument, uke-Larry, from Hawaii in on Thursday and we listened while she sang “In the Jungle” then we joined her for “Old MacDonald,” “Five Green and Speckled Frogs,” and “If You’re Happy and You Know it.
For Friday science we read about and discussed Living and Non-living, then sorted some items by whether they are alive and need air, water, and nutrients and can move independently, or not.