Knowing oneself is vital in acquiring new skills, developing learning dispositions, and expressing self confidently. When a child is social and emotionally that’s the only time a child is ready to learn.
In PreK-1, we value the uniqueness of each child and we want to know how they view themselves as an individual. Prior to self-portrait representation, the children were given opportunities and learning experiences that skilled them up and learn about themselves first. For example, listening to stories like “Go Away Big Green Monster” and “Color Monster”, performing songs, such as “If you’re happy”, and children were also asked what they feel in the morning. There were also provocations like open-ended materials for them to create different faces.
— Ann Lopez-Toyoh (@annlopez1981) October 23, 2018
— Ann Lopez-Toyoh (@annlopez1981) October 24, 2018
The children’s self-portrait representations were showcased in the ECC ACAMIS conference held at school.
— Ann Lopez-Toyoh (@annlopez1981) October 25, 2018