Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Me and My Shadow
1st graders drew self-portraits with shadows. We began by reading Dr. Seuss' The Shape of Me. We talked about what a silhouette was and how it looks like a shadow. Students were given a long narrow piece of paper with a lightly photocopied person image on the top half. The folded the paper in half so that the persons feet were touching the fold. They then decorated their person to look like themselves using marker. The next step was to cut them out keeping the paper folded in half. When they opened it up they had a mirror reflection of their self-portrait which they colored black with a crayon. They really enjoyed this project and couldn't wait to take them home!