We are moving on from mark making into exploring our faces.
Our faces set us apart from anyone else- unless of course you are an identical twin. I’ve had several sets of identical twins over the years. Faces also play a role in letting others know how we feel because they are so expressive. There are many ways to explore faces and we are going to do it all ! We will look at our faces in mirrors and through the eyes of others. We will also deconstruct and investigate each of its parts.
We are building our skills of observation and vocabulary as we do this.
Last year I had two identical twins – Derek and Dirk. I mainly could tell them apart from the freckle on Derek’s face between his two eyes. Observing small details can be important.
It was interesting to me that sometimes the children could tell who the boys were from the back. Was it the way they act? Was it that ones face is a little more round ?
I was impressed with our self portraits that were done today.
We also cooked pizza today for International Pepperoni Pizza Day. Other than the fact that kids LOVE pizza we also got the opportunity to count to 20 ( 20th day of the month). We measured , we poured , we spread out the pizza sauce to cover the whole top, we counted pepperonis … It’s more than just celebrating a fun day. We learn while we play.