Snack and Story:
"...Banjo did not only have a sausage on his plate. That would be silly, wouldn't it? Just a sausage, one measly little sausage...." -Ahlberg and Ingman
Portraits After Pajamas:
The children love wearing their pajamas to school and what's not to love about wearing pajamas to school on Valentine's Day -- it's like icing on the cake!
Picking up from pajama day, our intention today was for us to build upon the work, extend the children's interest, and keep school joyful by we mixing things up a bit.
"What happened?" the children asked when they saw our green morning meeting rug (known as "the grass) newly placed on the studio floor.
Why: The open space of the studio allows for bigger movements that drawing our bodies necessitates.
We slowed down starting with cooperative and tactical efforts such as rolling out the butcher paper, cutting the tape and using it to keep the paper in place, and determining an order for turn taking. The children were quick to invest. What started off with a single aim to trace our bodies' shapes, in support of later illustrating our pajamas, ended up with five wonderful drawings showing progressively more detail with each time we traced the outline of a friend .
Four limbs. Four friends. Each person took an initial turn at tracing around the shape of Audrey, one limb at a time. But what about the head? After the head was traced, it was decided that Audrey needed hair.
"I'm drawing her hair. My hair is blonde."-Janie
"It looks like a cockatoo!" -Lucia
"She needs eyes." -Jane