The last day of school. Their hearts are full of what they know and their strides are long. They are filled with the news of the world because they know every inch of their own world. They hold and hold and then off they go.
These portraits are created over the course of several months. The children work in layers, from internal organs to hand-mixed mixed skin, eye, and hair color, this is a math and science self portrait expressed through paint, glue, and paper. While this is a primary focus of our 4/5-year old class, it is supported by many field trips, documentation projects, reflection, and collaboration.