Friday, September 6, 2013

Family Picture Board, PreK Style

A little different take on the traditional "Family Tree".  Our family board is coming along nicely.

We started this activity by talking about how we are all the same and how we are all different.  We looked at the family pictures that have been brought in so far and looked at how big some of our families are and how small others are.

We also looked each of us as individuals and what is the same and different. We compared eye and hair color as well as skin tone.  When we were looking at skin tone we each choose a piece of paper that resembled our skin color the closest. We then traced each of the children's hands on their paper and cut them out. (I didn't feel most of our kids were quite ready to cut these out by themselves yet so we did it for them for this activity)

Adding their family pictures to each of their hands and a Helen Keller quote "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much" we have about completed our board. We are still waiting on a few family pictures, and at least one hand to complete our board but so far I think it looks great! It also carries a great reminder for all of us. We are all very different in the way we look, in our cultures, traditions and with the people who make up our families, but we have our classroom in common and if we all work together we can accomplish a lot! (:

I will try to remember to take a few more pictures after it is completed.

Hope you all have a great weekend! (:




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