The Giant Book of Addresses
This morning we continued our work on the Giant Book of Addresses. We talked about the cover (the portrait of the class) and Cate wondered, "How will we recognize everybody?!" Hugh suggested we color in everybody's hair color, Elena suggested that we will know based on "how tall everyone is!" and Cate added, "we can draw their clothes!" The children set to work on the drawing this morning with Jen and began a second draft of the class portrait.
Thinking about our own sense of individuality, it's interesting to see how the children have chosen to differentiate their friends from one another. Clothes, jewelry, size/height, color of eyes/hair/complexion are just a few ways the children have started to add detail to the drawings of their friends.
Book Cover: Portrait of the Class
Assembling the Book
The children all worked together this morning to assemble the pages for the book. Tegan said we need to write everyone's names, Tommy said we need to stamp everyone's symbol, and everyone agreed that we should use the address cards that the friends all brought in!
We wondered what else the children might choose to include. Tommy wanted to make a page for our turtle friends, Urtle and Tegan wanted to add a page for her special stuffed animal, Saoirse. Vivienne added her initials, Cate, Maisie and Tommy drew their symbols in addition to stamping their symbol, and James, Hugh, Zarina, Vivienne drew themselves on their page. Tommy drew a small portrait of his house and nearby creek and James copied a version of a house based of Lily's drawing on her address card.
We asked the children what type of binding they'd like to use...either a binder like our Mystery Reader and Family Traditions books, or laminated with a binder ring like our mini birthday-story books. The children agreed that we should laminate the pages for the book just like our mini-birthday story books and who knew the laminator would be so fascinating! the children loved to put their page in and they all watched, mesmerized as the paper came out the other side.
Tommy checks everyone off the list to make sure we've got everyone included!
We were thrilled to have Will's dad, William join us yesterday for Mystery Reader! He read the two books he brought in and the children all cheered, "one more! one more!" so Will picked a class favorite, Dragons Love Tacos!