The children continued previous work with watercolors and did so in almost a meditative state cutting tape, sticking it down, and painting in the space around the tape.
Grace and Louise chose to do some drawing. Grace moved her marker in circular motions over the page and spent time cutting out pieces of paper which she then added color to. Jessica showed Grace how she could create her own collage material by combining these two steps: adding marks to paper then cutting those out into interesting colorful shapes. Grace also 'wrote her name' and other letter-type shapes.
Jessica invited Grace and Louise to work on larger paper to create a city or a story. Louise said, "Oh, I can make a thing for the frog. These are the lily pads." Louise also drew bugs in the water for the frogs to eat. Grace seemed to work off of Lousie's ideas, also adding bugs to her drawing. As the children went, some of their work had similar themes, including mermaids.
As Louise continued to draw, she described her work.
Louise: "And this is a person...because the frog likes to eat people."
Jessica: "Who is it?" (The person.)
Louise: "It's me."
Lousie drew another person and said it was the sister.
Louise: "I'm drawing Sammy...because Sammy is going to be my baby and I'm holding him like this."
Louise draws a smaller person horizontal over the center of the drawing of herself.
Louise: "And he's in my tummy because I'm going to have a baby and this is my wife, (pointing to the person previously described as the sister,) and this is our house."
Louise returns to the drawing of herself and her wife (sister?).
Louise: "And we're mermaids and these are our mermaid tails. And these are our legs inside our mermaid tails."
Louise gestures to the details in her drawing as she talks.
Louise: "And this is the daddy and him's making breakfast but him's sitting in his favorite chair...and he has to figure something out because he lost his phone."
Louise describes the daddy, his long legs, and "only one eye."
Louise: "And we're only one family and the baby is born right now. I will draw the baby and there's two brothers in the family."
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