Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Me and My Shadow
First graders made self-portraits including their shadows. We started by reading Dr. Seuss's "The Shape of Me". They were given a 6 x 18" piece of paper that they folded in half. I gave them a generic person shape to trace with the feet touching the fold of the paper. Then we talked about how to draw different facial features and details to make a drawing that looked like them. Once their self-portrait was drawn and colored students cut out their people keeping the paper folded. They then opened their paper and colored their shadows black. The kids really enjoyed this lesson.