We were gifted a cute tiny pair of glasses frames from the Thread of Justice Conference that fit perfectly on our baby dolls. We are so happy to have the glasses as a conversation about difference and ability.
Today we read an excerpt from an anatomy book about our sense of sight. The book told us that our eyes send messages to our brain in pictures. It also said that sometimes glasses can help people to see. Many children had a connection with this.
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We have been working on our collage self portraits for a few months now. Not only is this a project about identity and skin color, but also a test of focus and patience. Some children spent two appointments creating just the right skin color for them, while other children spent a few days cutting out each small piece of paper to create their hair.
Step 1: Mixing our very own skin color paint using red, yellow, black and white.
Step 2: Painting our head shapes on paper..
Step 3: Cut construction paper to collage our eyes, mouth and hair onto our heads and pens for more details…